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Celebrating Irish Heritage

in North Jersey, and everyone is welcome

40th Annual Bergen County
Saint Patrick's Day Parade

 Photos & Video

The Council of Irish Associations of Greater Bergen County, Inc. extends our heartfelt thanks to ALL of our supporters, marching groups, volunteers, attendees, and spectators for a successful parade! Our 40th Annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade was a tremendous success thanks to our faithful supporters. It was truly a gift to share this day with our community, returning to our traditions to celebrate our heritage. Despite the chill in the air, the sun was shining brightly to warm us and illuminate the hope, resilience, and joy in everyone's smiling faces! Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Essay Contest

2022 Kevin J. Duffy Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest

In the interests of increasing awareness of Irish culture, the Council of Irish Associations of Greater Bergen County, Inc., would like to announce an essay contest for high school seniors.  Since 2016, which was the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, each annual essay contest has related to events that took place in Ireland a century prior to the contest year.  The year 1922 saw the outbreak of the Irish Civil War, as the controversial treaty that ended Ireland’s War of Independence led to opposing factions within Ireland taking up arms against one another.  

Click the PDF below to learn more.  The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship, while the second place-winner will receive a $500 scholarship.

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