01 September 2005

Our Irish Friends

Century House recently hosted chief executive for the 1998 Nobel Peace Price Winner, Dr. John Hume, known worldwide for his efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Northern Ireland.

The Century House was selected to host Dr. Hume's Chief Executive Michelle Lynch at the recommendation of Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley who has a residence on Nantucket.

Pictured above (left to right) Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr. John Hume, innkeepers Jean Ellen Heron and Gerry Connick, Chief Executive Michelle Lynch and her fiancee, Mr. Robert Thoubboron. Dr. John Hume was the keynote speaker at the American Ireland Funds Annual Fundraiser, "THE MISSION OF THE AMERICAN IRELAND FUND IS TO BE THE LARGEST NETWORK OF PEOPLE OF IRISH ANCESTRY AND FRIENDS OF IRELAND DEDICATED TO RAISING FUNDS TO SUPPORT PROGRAMS OF PEACE AND RECONCILIATION, ARTS AND CULTURE, EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN IRELAND, NORTH AND SOUTH." Century House, Nantucket