Cuala Foundation at the United Nations
Cuala Foundation executive director Susan McKeown was commissioned by NGO ATD Fourth World to write a song for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty based on the testimony of people living homeless in Dublin. She performed the song at the UN with fellow Irish songwriter Michael Brunnock on 17 October 2018.

Irish Central Anam Award
Cuala Foundation founder and executive director Susan McKeown received the Irish Central Anam Award for ‘discovering and revealing the soul of Irish Song’ as well as her work producing CualaNYC 2016 at a ceremony at the American Irish Historical Society on Fifth Avenue in New York in February 2018.