Bergen County Irish Festival

Bergen County Irish Festival

Festivities from the Irish Festival which is fun for all ages.

Flag Raising Ceremony

Flag Raising Ceremony

Flag raising ceremony to kick off The St. Patrick's Day Parade.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day Parade

People enjoying the start of the parade.

Crowds enjoying The Irish Festival

Crowds enjoying The Irish Festival

Thousands of people come every year to The Irish Festival and enjoy some of the best bands in Northern New Jersey.

Irish Festival Main Stage

Irish Festival Main Stage

Some of the finest Irish Dance Schools in Bergen County performing on the main stage.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Bag Pipers perform on Washington Ave for The St. Patrick's Day Parade.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day Parade

More Bag Pipers perform during the parade.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Irish Dancers performing on Washington Ave during The St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Bergen Irish Pipe Band

Bergen Irish Pipe Band

One of the finest Pipe Bands in NJ.

Flag Raising Ceremony

Flag Raising Ceremony

Some of the Nation's finest holding flags for our flag raising ceremony for The St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Pipe Band Competition

Pipe Band Competition

One of the many Pipe Bands that perform at the Irish Festival competition.

Mass held at The Irish Festival

Mass held at The Irish Festival

Many people enjoy Mass every year just before the Irish Festival.

Bag Pipers

Bag Pipers

Bag Pipers perform for The Council's Annual Installation Dance at The Greycliff Manor.

Pipe Bands at The Festival

Pipe Bands at The Festival

Pipe Bands of all sizes perform throughout the day at The Irish Festival.

Virtual St. Patrick's Day Parade - Sunday, March 14th at 2pm

The Council of Irish Associations of Greater Bergen County is proud to announce a Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which is scheduled on Sunday, March 14th, 2021 at 2pm.

This year's virtual parade will honor the Irish Culture, recognize the honorees – Grand Marshal, Aides to the Grand Marshal and the award winners. We will be showcasing a variety of clips from previous years, music clips from bands and dancers and personal messages from the Grand Marshal, Honorees, Bergen County Officials, Council Members.

Please mark your calendars and save the date. The Virtual Parade can be viewed right here on our website.

Thank you and stay safe,

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee

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: EssayContest@BergenCountyIrish.org.

 

 

Respectfully yours,

 

Tommy O’Reilly

President

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 Memorial@BergenCountyIrish.org for more information.

Council Outreach Program for loved ones and 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.

Sincerely,
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.

 

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