b"AROUND THE WORLDTEXAS1 2 34 5 61Shelly & Tom Codd, Kaitlin Codd, Bishop Edward Burns, Michael Codd2Deborah Webb, Camilla Ballard3Marianne & Roger Staubach4Darina Padian, Tom & Linda McCarthy, John Fitzpatrick5Darina Padian, Michelle & Richard Anderson, John Fitzpatrick 6John Fitzpatrick, Dolores McCall7Connor Curley, Eddie Geraghty, Kevin Curley, Davey Devlin8Darina Padian, John Fitzpatrick, Claire Murray, Billy O'Dowd, Moya O'Dowd, Brian Shaw, Kyra DonworthPhotos: Can Turkyilmaz7 8Texas Emerald BallMarch, 2019 More than 220 guests gathered for The Ireland Funds TexasAnderson , M.D. were the Honorary Chairs and were recognized for their years Emerald Ball at theFairmont HotelDallas. The event Co-Chairs wereCamillaof support of The Ireland Funds and the greater Dallas community.Dolores BallardandDeborah Webband Masters of Ceremony were Camilla Ballard andMcCall , Board Director of The Ireland Funds America, was honored with the Brian Shaw . The Ladies Committee included:Netta Blanchard, Kelley Burks,Corboy Anam Cara Award(Gaelic for soul friend). Her special recogni-April Bosworth, Diana Eppard, Maureen Kelly Cooper, Ann Levell, Lacytion was topped off with a personal letter of congratulations from actor McGough,SerafinaOtten,PageTucker,BobbieSueWilliams andLiamNeesonread byJohn Fitzpatrick , Chairman of The Ireland Funds America. Maureen Womack . The evening kicked off with a reception where guests enjoyedNotable guests includedAdrian Farrell , Irelands first Consul General to represent Guinnessand champagne black velvet cocktails.Darina Padian , Texas Direc- Ireland in 6 southwest states and Dallas City Council Rep,Adam McGoughtor of The Ireland Funds America, welcomed the audience and then introducedwho presented the Dallas chapter of theAssist the Ofcer Foundationwith the Catholic Diocese of DallasBishopEdward J. Burns , who gave the invoca- Community of Spirit Awardfor its outstanding dedication to serve and protect tion. HonoreesLinda & Tom McCarthy , longtime supporters of The Irelandthe citizens of Dallas.Funds in Dallas for the past 20 years, were celebrated.Michelle & Richard connect 201978"