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Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick honoured with Irish arts award

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The Ireland Funds 46th New York Gala welcomed over 600 supporters.

The Ireland Funds has raised over $650 million for its work with non-profit organisations and causes serving communities across Ireland since it was set up nearly 50 years ago.

Parker has been holidaying in Donegal for the last 30 years and she and husband Broderick have a holiday home in the parish of Kilcar, where they visit with their children every summer.

“We have some great pubs in our neighbourhood there. Every time we are there I try to have a glass of Guinness,” Parker said in an Instagram live interview last year.

The interview was part of a campaign for her ‘X’ brand of wine, which was launched in Supervalu stores across Ireland.

In the interview, Ms Parker said she has a “laundry list” of certain foods the Irish do so well which, she said has helped shaped her palate over the years.

The six-time Golden Globe winner said this week that she is a big fan of RTÉ’s Lyric FM station, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary on the airwaves.

The star took to Instagram where she posted a photograph of Evelyn Grant, who hosts Weekend Drive on the station.

“Happy 25th birthday to rtelyricfm !!!! To Evelyn Grant and all the great hosts at Lyric, we are very fortunate to have you filling our days with beautiful music,” the New York native wrote.

Adding: “Here’s to the next 25 musical years.”

Past cultural honourees of The Ireland Funds have received an array of prestigious honours, such as Academy Awards, the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Booker Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

Previous awardees include Saoirse Ronan, Seamus Heaney, Colin Farrell, Maureen O’Hara, Roddy Doyle, Liam Neeson, Conor McPherson, Paul Newman and Angela Lansbury.

Parker and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off star Broderick had been staying at the London’s Savoy Theatre during their play Plaza Suite and have since returned to their Manhattan home.

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