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The 2022 Monaco Gala
President of the Ireland Funds Monaco Guadalupe Smurfit and Honorary Chair John Fitzpatrick, under the High patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II cordially invite you to The 2022 Monaco Gala honoring Denis O’Brien, Founder & Chairman of Digicel Group and Philanthropist on Saturday October 8th, 2022 in the Monaco Yacht Club, Principality of Monaco.
The Princess Grace Humanitarian Award
The Ireland Funds Monaco Princess Grace Humanitarian Award was created to acknowledge outstanding achievement by Irish men and women in the field of human rights, social justice, education and humanitarian action. The Princess Grace Humanitarian Award, which has been presented by HSH Prince Albert II on behalf of The Ireland Funds Monaco since its inception in 2004, is the sole such award dedicated to the memory of the late Princess Grace. Past recipients of the award include President of Ireland Mary Robinson, HG Duchess of Abercorn Sasha Hamilton, JP McManus, Adi Roche and Ali Hewson, and Sir Michael Smurfit. In 2022 the recipient of the award is Denis O’Brien.
Among other projects, The Ireland Funds Monaco supports the work of the Princess Grace Irish Library and The Ireland Funds Monaco Writers Bursary which provides Irish writers and academics with one-month residencies at the Library to pursue current writing and research projects.