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Celebrating Irish Heritage

in North Jersey, and everyone is welcome

Halfway to
St. Patrick's Day

5k Run & Family Fun Walk

It was a beautiful day in Overpeck Park as the Council of Irish Associations held their 5K to support our parade in March.

 

We are grateful for the many hands that made this event possible, including the AOH Division 32 and Mike Mongan and the Parks Division for our set up.

 

The event was made possible by the generosity of our supporters and their donations which help to fund our parade. (Please see list of sponsors below.)

 

Check back here for updated pictures and race winners.

 

Please consider a sponsorship or donation to support the parade and stay tuned for our next event on October 2nd.

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Kieran Lynch named as 2022 Grand Marshal for Bergen County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

The Council of Irish Associations of Greater Bergen County, Inc., is pleased to announce that Kieran Lynch of the Bergen Irish Association of Dumont, NJ, will be the Grand Marshal of the annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. The Bergen County Parade has a proud tradition of honoring Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, and the Irish people of Bergen County.

Currently serving as the Bergen Irish Association President, Kieran has previously served as the Bergen Irish Association’s Recording Secretary and as a member of its Board of Trustees. He is the son of founding member Edward Lynch. Kieran's Irish heritage is from Castlegregory, County Kerry; Ballyduff, County Waterford; and Six Mile Bridge, County Clare.

The 40th Annual Bergen County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is expected to take place on Sunday, March 13, 2022. The Council looks forward to the parade following two years of a postponement and a 2021 virtual parade due to COVID-19. Prior to the start of the parade there will be a flag raising at the Roy W. Brown Middle School in Bergenfield, NJ, at 1:00 PM, where Kieran Lynch will deliver his Grand Marshal’s address, followed by the Annual Parade March down Washington Avenue at 2:00 PM.

A message from our President Deirdre Spollen-LaRaia