Award winners in the Celtic Irish American Academy Class of 2017 were recently hosted by Mayor of Galway, Pearse Flannery in Galway City Hall. Pictured front row (l-r): Amel Viaud, Boston, winner of the Flaherty Scholarship; Dr. Johanna Clancy, CIAA Director; Rosa Clausell, Benicassim, Spain, and Snap School of Language; Mayor of Galway, Pearse Flannery; Grace Bridges, New York, Irish/American Young Leader; Chloe Mahar, Albany, New York. Back row (l-r): John Flaherty, Belmont, Boston and Moycullen; Brian Fahy, CIAA Director; Nestor Hernandez, Benicassim, Spain, and Snap School of Language; Anna McHugh, (nee O’Brien); Robert Ebersole, Oklahoma, winner of the O’Brien Scholarship; Deirdre Fahy (nee O’Brien); Amanda Finn, Florida, Irish/American Young Leader, and Conor Kelly, Charlestown, Boston. The students completed an intensive program in the areas of Service Learning, Business and Leadership, Culture and Heritage during their two week stay in Galway. More at www.celticirishamericanacademy.com.