Don Gnecco’s “Touch the World” was one of the ten finalist songs in the 2002 Song of Peace Contest, which was performed by Sherry Allen. "One Light" was a finalist song in the 2006 Song of Peace Contest and was performed by Sherry Allen. Lydie Koffi Omesiete performed "Love Lifts Me Up High" in the 2018 contest.
Previous recipients of the Tipperary International Peace Award include World Leaders, Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev and Bill Clinton, Peace Brokers, Mona Juul & Terje Larsen, Rev. Roy Magee, Fr. Alex Reid and Dr. Martin Mansergh and Senator George Mitchell, Aid & Humanitarian Workers, John O'Shea, Bob Geldof, Sr. Ethel Normoyle and Geoff Loane, the late Sen. Gordon Wilson and one of the founders of Amnesty International, and the late Sean McBride and Margaret Hassan.