Mary Henry Brady, Bridie Henry Cawley

 President's Award

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  This award is in memory of Mary Henry Brady, and Bridie Henry Cawley and is presented by our President each year to a member or non member who has given outstanding service to the Mayo Association of Philadelphia



Olivia and Mark Hilpl

  Olivia was born and raised in the town of Sligo, Co. Sligo. She is one of six children to Monica and Padraig Toner. Padraig is an avid fisherman and all Ireland fishing champion. At a very young age Olivia's mother interduced her
to her first Irish Dance Class and that is where her passion for Irish dance began. In 2003 she started the Rince Ri School of Irish Dance offering instruction to children of all ages. They have won many dance contests down through the years. Some national.

Mark grew up in the Somerton section of NE Philadelphia. His parent's
Walter and Teresa Hilpl came from Olney and Jenkintown respectively.
Mark's grandparents came from Ireland, Italy and Philadelphia. His grandmother Bridget Meehan emigrated from Charlestown, Co. Mayo to Philadelphia.

Olivia and Mark were married in 1986 and are proud parents of two sons Chris and Conor. Chris is a school teacher, and Conor is a manager at a retail soccer store in Lancaster.

Mark and Olivia are recipients of this award presented by our President Eileen Conboy Birilli on behalf of our Association. Thank you for all you both have done for the Mayo Associaion since becoming members in 2007.

Congratulations from all our members to you both. 

Previous  Recipients of the President's Award

1998  Helen Degrand
1999  Andrew Browne
2000  Joe & Kathleen Boyle
          Pat & Ann Hynes
2001  Eileen D'Angelo
2002  Tom & Attracta O'Malley
2003  Sean McMenamin
2004  Bob Hurst
2005  Patricia Sweeney

2006  Mike Gallagher
2007  John & Eileen Durkan
2008  Tom Staunton
2009  Kathleen Murtaugh
2010  Sr. James Anne Feerick
2011  Maureen Brett Saxon
2012  Andrew (Butch) & Pat Harley
2013  Rosaleen & Bill Megonegal
2014  Marianne MacDonald
2015  John & Eileen Tuffy