The inaugural Douglas Hyde Gala Dinner will take place at the Manhattan Manor in New York on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

At our inaugural Gala Dinner we will honor:

Congressman Brendan Boyle; a friend of Ireland with deep connections to the Donegal Gaeltacht;


John Saunders, CEO of FleishmanHillard, son of the Irish language author Cathal Ó Sandair and a great ambassador for Irish culture, and;


Margaret Molloy, Global Chief Marketing Officer at Siegel+Gale and Founder of WearingIrish, showcasing the originality and skill of Irish design on the world stage.


Musical entertainment will be provided by Kerry-born tenor Gavan Ring.


Tickets are available here, or can be reserved by downloading and completing the response card and mailing or emailing it to us.

The response card and contact details are available here:

Response Card Douglas Hyde Gala 2019

Cost: $300 for an Individual Ticket

$3,000 for a Silver Table of Ten (Guarantees that your group will sit together, and you will be allotted a ½ page advertisement in the commemorative Gala Program. Each guest will also receive a copy of Douglas Hyde’s My American Journey)

$5,000 for a Gold Table of Ten (Central position, full page advertisement in the commemorative Gala Program, named sponsor on all literature,
mention from platform, each guest will also receive a copy of Douglas Hyde’s My American Journey)

Advertising spaces in our commemorative Gala Program are available at the following rates:

Full page: $1,000

½ page: $500

We would be delighted if you could join us for this special evening, táimid ag tnúth go mór le casadh libh!

The Douglas Hyde Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  Your donation, minus projected dinner costs of $100 per plate, is fully tax deductible under U.S. law.

2019 Douglas Hyde Gala Organizing Committee:

Seán Crowley, Domhnall Ó Catháin, Jennifer Frankola Crawford, Frances Mulraney, Conall McConagle, Cuan Ó Seireadáin