Sen. Edwards Receives Golden Bridges Award for Work on Boston-Irish Partnerships
Senator Lydia Edwards was nominated by Donegal County Council, Derry City and Strabane District Council for Golden Bridges Award. The award is in recognition of the Senatorâ€™s ongoing support and drive to deepen the connection and promote partnership between peers in Boston, and Ireland. The Senator received this award along with Boston City Councilor At-Large Erin Murphy, MicheÃ¡l Ã“ hÃ‰anaigh, Gene O’Flaherty, Jane Bickford, Richard Gormley, Joe Gillespie, & Mike and Colette Quinin. The Senator and the other awardees were recognized in a ceremony at the Irish Consulate on Thursday November 17th.
â€œI know when you look at me youâ€™re thinking, thatâ€™s a proud Irishwoman. But truth is Iâ€™m not Irish & I am not originally from Boston. For many that should disqualify me from this award. But, I say to those people, you donâ€™t really know Ireland, Boston, or me.â€ said Senator Lydia Edwards (D-Boston)
â€œI loved visiting Donegal, I went to church there, learned about the Troubles in a border town, met young men and women at a trades school and I can tell you they are not much different than the folks I represented in Charlestown or the rest of Boston.â€ said Senator Lydia Edwards (D-Boston)
â€œWe want the same things, to learn from the pain of our past and make sure our children have a better future.â€ said Senator Lydia Edwards (D-Boston)