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|Bayonne Saint Patrick's Parade
|In 1981, members of the community of Bayonne joined together
to form a committee for the purpose of establishing a Parade Committee
to organize, support, and present annually in the month of March,
a parade honoring the Patron Saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick.
In March of 1982, after an absence of over 70 years,
Bayonne community members once again formed its first
Saint Patrick's Parade.
The four Irish organizations in the City of Bayonne are referred to
herein as the sponsoring organizations. They are:
The Irish American League
The County Corkmen's Association
The County Donegal Association
The governing body of the organization is the steering committee,
from which there are elected officers to direct
the activities of the organization. Those officers are:
Bill Dwyer - Chairperson
John Gillespie - Vice Chairperson
Agnes Gillespie - Treasurer
Margaret Calverley - Corresponding Secretary
Theresa Hennessey - Recording Secretary
From its inception the Bayonne Saint Patrick's Parade is held
on the Sunday which follows Saint Patrick's Day,
except when it falls on Saint Patrick's Day itself.
The 2007 parade will be held on Sunday, March 18th.
To contact the Bayonne Saint Patrick's Parade Committee
please write to: PO Box 4043 - Bayonne, NJ 07002