Congressman Richard Neal, the Irish Cultural Center of Western New England and the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade Committee hosted a screening of Maurice Fitzpatrick’s film, In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America on September 16, 2018 at the West Springfield High School. A panel discussion included Congressman Richard Neal, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States Daniel Mulhall, filmmaker Maurice Fitzpatrick, John Hume’s son Aidan Hume, and was moderated by Suzanne Lynch, Irish Times Washington Correspondent. A reception at the ICC’s Irish House Restaurant and Trinity Pub followed. This acclaimed documentary, narrated by Liam Neeson, highlights the relationships cultivated between John Hume and his counterparts in the White House and Congress which ultimately led to the framework for peace on the island of Ireland. It was one of the few times this powerful documentary was shown in the U.S.
Photos by Kathleen Doe.