AH WHAT A GRAND DAY
THE WEATHER WAS PERFECT
THE CROWDS WERE HAPPY
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED US MAKE THIS A DAY OF CELEBRATION AND FAMILY FUN
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR DIGNITARIES
CONGRATULATIONS TO TEAM IRELAND FOR ORGANIZING
THE SHAMROCK RUN FOR 25 YEARS
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS
KINGSTON HIGH SCHOOL
Best School Float
Best Decorated Float
Best Original Group
GIRLS SCOUT TROOP 60059
Best Irish Spirit
WHICH CONSISTED OF THREE BANDS: THE RUFFIANS, THE T-MCCANN BAND, AND MACCANA.
THE FLOAT WAS TO PROMOTE SHAMROCK FEST A FUNDRAISER FOR THE IRISH CULTURAL CENTER.
ALL BANDS PLAYED SEPARATELY AND TOGETHER DOWN THE PARADE ROUTE, AND ALL VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIMES
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE ADVERTISED
IN OUR PARADE JOURNAL
PICK UP A COPY IT'S FREE
THERE ARE SOME STILL AVAILABLE
THAN YOU ESPECIALLY TO
MAYOR SHAYNE GALLO
AND ALL THE DEPARTMENTS OF
THE CITY OF KINGSTON
THE JORDAN FAMILY
THE TEE SHIRTS WERE A BIG HIT THIS YEAR
THERE MAY BE 1 OR 2 LEFT
AT ARACE ELECTRONICS
BROADWAY, KINGSTON NY
JOHN DWYER, JR.
2013 ST PATRICK’S PARADE
John H. Dwyer Jr., Grand Marshal of the 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, was born in 1973 in Kingston, NY, to John Sr. (Grand Marshal 2008), and Teresa (Serravallo) Dwyer.
John and his wife, Katy (Fiandaca) Dwyer, an LAOH member, are parents of Annabelle Mae (age 4) and Margaret Johanna (age 23 months), and are parishioners of St. Joseph’s Church in Kingston, NY.
John Jr. has a younger brother, Denis, a sister-in-law, Valerie (Arold) Dwyer, a niece, Molly (age 7), and a nephew, Andrew (age 4).
John Jr. graduated from The Ohio State University in 1997, with a B.F.A. in Photography, and is currently Vice President at the Quilty, Dwyer & Larkin Insurance Agency in Kingston. John’s wife Katy also works in Kingston as a Graphic Designer. Prior to the insurance field, John worked in Technical Support and e-commerce development for Unique Photo in New Jersey, where he and Katy first met. John also worked as a Production Designer on independent films throughout Manhattan and the Hudson Valley.
John has continued to serve as a member of the City of Kingston Planning Board for over 5 years.
The Dwyer family history in America began with the arrival of John’s Great Great Grandfather, Denis Dwyer, in 1851, who emigrated from the village of Clogheen in County Tipperary, and settled in the Rondout area. The Dwyer family businesses and enterprises of the mid 19th and early 20th centuries have been well documented, and their contributions to the financial and industrial growth of Kingston consisted of barge building and tug operations, banking, brick making, and ice harvesting along the Hudson River.
John is a founding member
and Vice President of the Irish Cultural Center Hudson Valley and for over two
years has been passionately involved in the project’s conception and
development. The facility, to be constructed in the Rondout area of Kingston,
will serve as a place for social gatherings, step dancing instruction, musical
performances, historical exhibits, education, and much more, all with a
concentration in Irish Culture. The ICCHV project has already established itself
within the Irish community throughout upstate New York, Manhattan and beyond,
and is expected to bring international recognition to the history of the Irish
in the Hudson Valley.
2013 ST PATRICK’S PARADE
Erin Marie Bernadette Leirey is in ninth grade at Kingston High School. She is an avid swimmer for both the Kingston Varsity Swim team and the Kingston Y.M.C.A. Swim team. While the sport takes up a great deal of her time, she has done well, including being able to participate in and win a medal at the N.Y.S. Swimming Championships. At Kingston High School, Erin is on the High Honor roll, and she likes all of her classes, with Geometry being one of her favorites. She represents her class in Student Government as a Senate member. In addition to school and swimming, Erin enjoys playing lacrosse and laughing with her family and friends.
Erin is the daughter of Jean and Joe Leirey. She has two sisters: Katie, a senior at K.H.S., and Amy, who is in fifth grade at the E.R. Crosby School. Erin can trace her Irish heritage on both sides of her family. On her mother’s side, Erin’s Great Grandmother, Katherine Agnes McGettrick Carolan is from Tubbercurry, County Sligo, and her Great Grandfather; Patrick Joseph Carolan is from Nobber in County Meath. On her father’s side, Erin’s Great Great grandfathers are: James Edward Bradley from Belfast and John Joseph King from Trim, County Meath in Ireland. She hopes to someday visit Ireland and see her ancestors’ places of birth.
Erin attends Mass at St. Peter’s Church in Kingston. She sings with her family and friends as a member of the Parish folk group.
the St. Patrick’s Parade has been a tradition in Erin’s family, including
participating in the Shamrock Run and ending the day with corned beef and
cabbage at her Nana’s (Elsie Leirey) house. Erin is honored to be chosen as the
Irish Princess, and she would like to thank the Ancient Order of Hibernians and
Ladies’ Ancient Order of Hibernians for this opportunity.
BEARER OF ST. PATRICK
2013 ST PATRICK’S PARADE
Quillan Miach Cormac Riley is the son of Gregory and Melissa Riley. Quillan is the current president of the Junior Ancient Order of Hibernians and has served in the organization for several years. His leadership roles within the JAOH include Sentinel and Treasurer. Service and voluntarism have been integral parts of Quillan’s upbringing, “It’s important for everyone to do their part in the community.”
Quillan is twelve years old and a seventh grader on the Honor Roll at the J. Watson Bailey Middle School. His favorite classes include Social Studies and Science. Quillan has one brother, Kieran (Bearer of St. Patrick, 2010) who is a sophomore at Kingston High School. He also has two sisters, Reaghan (Irish Princess, 2011) who is a freshman at the High School and Gannon, a sixth grader at J. Watson Bailey Middle School. Quillan is enrolled in CCD at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Quillan is an avid athlete! He participated on the Boys’ Modified Cross Country team this past fall and is currently on the Boys’ Varsity Swim Team. Quillan has also played lacrosse for the past four years. He is also quite the New York Yankee’s fan!
Quillan’s father, Gregory Riley, is an active member of the Con Colbert Woulfe Division 1 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Advisor to the Junior Hibernians. Gregory works for New York Life, is President Elect of Kingston Kiwanis and a member of Team Ireland, who are hosting their 25th Shamrock Run. Quillan’s mother, Melissa Riley is a member of the Division 5 Ladies’ Ancient Order of Hibernians. She works for the County, is President-Elect of the Junior League of Kingston and teaches CCD at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
The Riley family would like to thank the Ancient Order of Hibernians for this great honor to carry our esteemed Saint Patrick through the streets of Kingston.
MAYOR OF THE DAY
2013 ST PATRICK’S PARADE
Born in Massachusetts, a Kingstonian for 47 years, a proud member of the Ladies AOH, Patricia Sullivan Clausi, daughter of Philip and Joan Sullivan, comes from a large, loving, supportive family. Sisters and brothers are Kathy, Tommy, Mary, Kevin, Brenda, Joan, Irene and Eileen. First and foremost, mother of Aimee, Michael, Meghan, Thomas, Emily and Mark. Pat is the proud grandmother of Ethan & Carson Parks, Hallie Gardner and Alex & Ella Hasbrouck.
Patricia has worked at St. Mary’s Church Kingston for 15 years, mostly under Fr. Ed Burke, where she has learned much about humility, community and concern for those in need. As the AOH worked together to erect a monument at St. Mary’s in honor of those who perished during the Great Irish Famine, Pats pride in her heritage, Hibernians and community grew deeply. Working with Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, as he secured a $2 million state grant to renovate a historic building, which would be home to ABCD Daycare, Catholic Charities and Ulster County CYO offices and first ever gymnasium, was one of her proudest moments. As fire ravaged the building, Pats faith grew as she watched the State, the Archdiocese, and of course Carey Construction, work together to build it as new.
Pat says she tries to live by Mother Theresa’s words, “We can do no great thing, only things with great love.”
HONOREE OF THE 2013 SHAMROCK RUN
This is the 25th anniversary of the Shamrock Run.
Team Ireland is has designated our President Jim Carey as the honoree for this year’s run to thank him for all he has done for our community, promoting Irish Culture in our area and the cause of the AOH.
Jim is the President of the Fr. Con Colbert Woulfe, Division 1, Ulster County Ancient Order of Hibernians;
Founding Member and Piper of the AOH Pipe and Drum Band, James A. Carey is the son of the late Joseph and Juletta Egan Carey. His brothers and sisters are Joe, Kathleen, John, Julie, Frank, the late Martin F., Bob, Mary and Lizzy.
Jim and his wife Fran, parishioners of St. Peter’s in Rosendale, are the proud parents of Jimmy, his fiancé Meagan Gallagher; Robin Castle and her husband Andrew and the Grandparents of Hunter.
Jim is a graduate of Kingston High School Class of 1970, and a Veteran of the United States Air Force. He is president of Arace Electronics a company he purchased in 1985 and which is always “Closed on St. Patrick’s Day”.
Jim is known to one and all as having a great sense of humor and a very kind heart.
ST. PATRICK’S PARADE
MARCH 10, 2013
PARTICIPANT FORMS AND REGULATIONS
PARADE RULES AND REGULATIONS
VEHICLE LIMIT LETTER
Please download the Participant or Advertising forms below and mail them to
The Parade Inc, PO Box 2788, Kingston, NY 12401
2013 Parade Advertising Letter
2013 Parade Registration Form
PLEASE CONSIDER TAKING AN AD IN THE PARADE JOURNAL
THIS IS THE METHOD BY WHICH WE PAY THE EXPENSES FOR THE PARADE.
If you wish to be a Vendor at the Parade you need to file a Vendor Form through the
Ulster County AOH Division 1 and also obtain a Vendors License from the City of Kingston, NY
2013 PARADE Vendor Forms
For information about The Parade please contact us at
AND PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU PUT
"INFORMATION REQUEST 2013 PARADE"
IN THE SUBJECT LINE
or contact us at 845-338-6622
THE SHAMROCK RUN
Please bring non perishable food items to the Shamrock Run.
These items will be distributed to the many Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens of Ulster County.
In addition, The Shamrock Run will benefit the Peoples Place.
The 25th Annual Shamrock Run precedes the Parade
Click here to download the Shamrock Run Registration Form for the 2013
Shamrock Run in Kingston NY
For more information about the Shamrock Run
please go to www.shamrockrunners.org
The Parade and Shamrock Run are Rain or Shine Events
Please line up for the Run on Albany Avenue for the Start at 12:50 PM
The Parade steps off at 1:00 PM
Be Safe, Be Kind and have a Grand Time
THIS IS A JUDGED PARADE
Trophies will be given in 5 categories,
once again this year.
Any questions please call 845-338-6622
The biggest and best parade in the valley. The Kingston
St. Patrick's Parade is co-sponsored by the Ancient
Order of Hibernians Fr. Con Colbert Woulfe Division 1 and the Ladies Ancient
Order of Hibernians Division 5 of Ulster County in cooperation with the City of
The parade steps off from the Kingston Plaza in the historic stockade area of uptown Kingston and continues through the City of Kingston to the Rondout section where the Rondout Creek flows to the beautiful Hudson River.
Please check back for more developments
GENERAL PARADE LETTER