The Tipperary Association Dublin To Honor The 2 Johnnies & Brendan Graham


The Tipperary Association Dublin is honoring The 2 Johnnies and Brendan Graham. The Awards will be presented on Saturday, April 27, in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Newlands Cross, Dublin at 2pm.

The well-known comedy duo The 2 Johnnies have been chosen as the Person of the Year Award for 2023 while Nenagh native Brendan Graham will be inducted into the Association’s Hall of Fame. 

The 2 Johnnies are a well-known comedy duo of Johnny ‘B’ O’Brien from Cahir and Roscrea native Johnny ‘Smacks’ McMahon. They have become household names in Ireland – mainly from The 2 Johnnies Podcast, YouTube Channel, a TV Travel Show, live shows and presentations on RTE 2FM including their own popular afternoon show.  Their podcast was nominated for a number of awards winning the Best Comedy Podcast 2023 at The Irish Podcast Awards.

The Hall of Fame Award for 2023 will recognise the contribution of  Nenagh native Brendan Graham to the world of music and entertainment. The author and song writer has composed a number of global best sellers. The Tipperary Dublin Association says he more than meets the criteria for excellence and achievement by a Tipperary person.

Two of his songs have won the Eurovision Song Contest  – ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids’ in 1994, sung by Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan and ‘The Voice’ in 1996 sung by Eimear Quinn. His best-known song ‘You Raise Me Up’ has been covered by different artists one thousand times and is translated into over 50 languages. Mr Graham also composed “Isle of Hope, Isle of Dreams” sung by Sean Keane. Artists such as Rod Steward, Aretha Franklin, Elaine Paige, Brian Kennedy and the Gipsy Kings have also recorded his compositions. Mr Graham novels include ‘The Whitest Flour’, ‘The Element Of Fire’ and ‘The Brightest Day, The Darkest Night’.

Tickets for the event including lunch each may be purchased from Pat Ryan, Hon Secretary of the Tipperary Dublin Association Tel: 087 6376663 or email [email protected].