Celebrating Irish Heritage
in North Jersey, and everyone is welcome
Bergen County 39th Virtual St. Patrick's Day Parade
Previous Bergen County St. Patrick's Day Parades
2021 Kevin J. Duffy Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest
The Council of Irish Associations of Greater Bergen County, Inc., a tax-exempt educational and charitable organization, announces the 2021 Kevin J. Duffy Memorial Scholarship essay contest. Each year, Council awards a scholarship of a thousand dollars to the winner and five hundred dollars to the second-place winner.
Open to all graduating high school seniors in Bergen County planning to attend an institution of higher learning, the essay contest is for the purpose of promoting awareness and knowledge of Irish and Irish-American culture. Three topics in Irish and Irish-American studies are provided. The applicant selects one topic for the essay. The winner will receive a thousand dollar scholarship, and the second-place winner will receive a five hundred dollar scholarship. The panel of judges is composed of educators and members of the Council. Essay winners are encouraged to participate, if possible, in the Council’s annual Great Hunger Commemoration at the Bergen County Courthouse, attending the event to accept their scholarships and read their essays. In light of COVID-19 restrictions, the Great Hunger Commemoration is tentatively scheduled for the first or second Saturday of May, and may be an all-virtual event.
If there are any questions, please email: .
St. Patrick's Day Parade Mass
Saturday, March 13th
Thank you to our Grand Marshal Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R for hosting our annual St. Patrick's Day Parade Mass on Saturday, March 13th. We would like to thank everyone who attended and showed their support.
If you did not catch the Live broadcast, you can view the mass at the link below.
The Council of Irish Associations of Greater Bergen County is putting together a memorial to remember the people in the Irish community who have passed on. Regardless of membership, we invite everyone who would like to join us, or send us names and pictures of the individuals you would like us to acknowledge by March 24th. Please reach out to us at for more information.
Council Outreach Program for Loved Ones & Family Members
Do you know someone who needs a helping hand, or just a phone call every now and then to check up on them? The Council of Irish Associations of Greater Bergen County are proud to announce our new community outreach program to do just that. We are offering to help a loved one, family member or friend in these times of need. Whether that person needs assistance with getting medical supplies, a ride to the grocery store, or simply a phone call to check-in with their well being.
Please contact us today to learn more about the program and what we can do for you.
The Executive Board of The Council
39th Annual Bergen County St. Patrick's Day Parade Digital Journal
You can view the journal on our website by scrolling down through the slides, or download a copy to your computer in PDF format by clicking the "Download" button at the bottom. Thank you to all our supporters of this year's parade.