President Tim McSweeney Installed as Albany Grand Marshal

TimGMNY State President Tim McSweeney was installed as the 2016 Grand Marshal of the 66th Annual Albany St. Patrick’s Parade at a banquet held in his honor on Saturday, February 20, 2016.  The banquet was hosted by the members of Fr. Henry Tansey, Division 5 in their Albany hall and attended by members of the many organizations comprising the parade committee.  Also in attendance were numerous past grand marshals who came out to honor Grand Marshal Tim McSweeney on his day. Tim was joined by members of the McSweeney clan including his wife, Kala and daughter Isabella who performed an Irish step dance to honor her proud father.  Tim’s sisters Maura and Eileen and brother, Daniel were on hand for the festivities and reminisced with stories about “growing up with Timmy.”

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Joining President McSweeney in the honors as his aides were Brother Hibernians, Ciaran Geraghty, NYAOH FFAI Chairman who attended with his wife Jennifer and his daughter and Paul Collins, Parade Committee Legal Counsel and forty-year member of Division 5 who was seated at a table surrounded by family and friends.  More than 180 Albany area Irish came out for the evening filled with music, food, dancing and merriment. Contingents from the state board, county and divisions from across the state rounded out the crowd. Acting as Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Brother Hibernian Liam McNabb, NY AOH Political Education Chair,  whose commentary was both touching, and at times, comical with comments on Tim McSweeney’s singing and dancing abilities.

The evening included performances by the Farrell School of Irish Dance and music by the Tommy Flynn Band.  Tim was further honored with a City Council of Albany proclamation proclaiming February 20, 2016 as Grand Marshal Tim “Timmy” McSweeney Day.

The Albany St. Patrick’s Parade is scheduled to be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016.

Pearl River St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Rockland County Parade Sunday March 17. 1:30 step off from Pfizer Lab parking lot at Middletown and Crooked Hill Roads in Pearl River.

Sponsored by Rockland County Mens and Ladies AOH.

Grand Marshal Msgr. Edward Weber, Parade Commander Sgt. Kieran Murphy, 69 regiment. Businessman-Emmett Woods.

Hibernian of the Year – Teresa Morris (LAOH Member).

Aides

AOH

Div.1–Dan Donahue – Aide
Bobby Fitzsimmons – Battalion Commander
Div.3–Bill Young – Aide
Sean Walsh – Battalion Commander
Div.4–Brian Tesseyman – Aide
Pat Withers – Battalion Commander
Div.5–Mike Tracey – Aide
James Schutz -Battalion Commander

LAOH

Div.2-Siobhan Daly O’Neill – Aide
Div.3-Eileen Beirne – Aide
Div.4-Heather Bowie – Aide
County-Terese Hartey-Adametz
Battalion Commander – Lillian Murphy

Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The 25rd Annual Glen Cove St Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 1 p.m at the Finley Middle School.

Traditional Irish Pipers perform in the Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Parade has taken place annually since 1989.  It has grown to be the largest annual parade in Glen Cove and a civic celebration that is eagerly awaited each spring by all residents of the North Shore and the entire Irish community of Long Island.

2013 Grand Marshal Daniel Lane. Aides AOH and LAOH members Lisa Forgione, Joe McDonald, Robert and Pamela Panzenbeck.

The Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Parade

The 2013 Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Parade in Goshen, NY  this year is honoring the Late Chaplin of our Division, Reverend John Colman Logan O. Carm. He was an active member in Division 4, Ancient Order of Hibernians – Fr. Emmanuel Hourihan, Orange County, Middletown, NY.

He passed away on January 2 and his sister, Bridget Logan Wilson, and fellow Carmelite priests will stand in for him as Grand Marshal as we all honor his life of caring and giving to his fellow man. Fr. Jack was much honored to be nominated as the 2013 Grand Marshal and so very proud of his Irish Heritage.

Sunday, March 10, 2013 The Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Parade in Goshen New York, Orange County

9:00 am – Mass at The National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 70 Carmelite Drive, Middletown, NY 10940,

10:30 am – Grand Marshal’s Brunch, Kuhl’s Highland House, 12 Highland Avenue, Middletown, N.Y.

Following the Mass

1:00 pm – Parade line up at Orange County Government Center parking lot

2:00 pm Parade step off

Aids are from;

Joseph Duelk Jr. AOH Division 1 – Tom McCarthy

Father Donald Whalen AOH Division 2  – Ray Fitzgerald

Fr. Emmanuel Hourihan AOH Division 4 – Ron Heppes

St. Therese LAOH Division 4 -Linda Kelly

Mary of the Gael LAOH Division 5 – Gail Edmonds

The President (Brother Kevin Cummings) and officers of the AOH Orange County Board will lead the Divisions of Orange County in the parade.

Mineola Parade

The Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk and Queens presents the 63rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Mineola. This year the Grand Marshal will be PJ Sexton with Louise McCann, Maureen Clark, AOH Member Eddie Friel, and Patrick J. Smith as Aides.

King Park Parade

Third Annual Kings Park St Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday, March 2nd Noon Step-off Parade Route: Corner of Lou Avenue and Pulaski Rd to Main Street to Church Street to Old Dock Road, Ending at William T. Rogers Middle School Grand Marshal: Charles “Buster” Toner

Aides: Chuck Barrett
Peggy Gilmartin
Jimmy Kirby
Jeanette Lush
Dan Meehan
Bill Murphy
Eddie Reddy
George Tiernan