BY SEÁN P. FEENY
JUST after the Irish in Tinseltown celebrated another Oscar win with short film The Shore, they will yet again get together in the coming weeks to honour a Donegal native with a very prestigious accolade.
Lisa McLaughlin, originally from Malin, will be crowned Irish Woman Of The Year 2012 as part of the 137th annual City Of Los Angeles Irish Day Civic Ceremonies at Los Angeles City Hall, Downtown LA, on Friday, March 16.
Lisa will be honoured alongside Irishman Of The Year, Scott Walton, who is a member of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Emerald Bagpipe Band.
On St Patrick’s Day the newly crowned Lisa and Scott will be introduced at the official City of Los Angeles St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza at L A Live.
Previous recipients of this prestigious honour include actress Maureen O’Hara former Miss Ireland, actress Olivia Tracey, legendary crooner Bing Crosby and American TV host Merv Griffin.