Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn
Welcome to the Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn
Commodore John Barry
Revolutionary War Hero
Father of the American Navy
Promoting Irish American culture, activities and events.
MARY NOLAN RECEIVES PAUL O’DWYER AWARD
On Saturday, Sep. 13th, Commodore Barry Club President Mary Nolan received the Paul O’Dwyer Award at the Great Irish Fair held in Coney Island. Paul O’Dwyer, a native of Mayo County, Ireland was active in progressive causes and ran for a number of political offices. He is best known for his service as President of the New York City Council.
Mary, a native of County Limerick, immigrated to the United States in 1953 and met her future husband the late Daniel Nolan in Park Slope. She is a founding member of the Brooklyn-Staten Island Chapter of the Immigration Reform Movement. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Emerald Isle Immigration Center, Flushing. She provides immigrants with information on visa changes every fall. She supports the Northern Island Civil Rights Association, a group dedicated to peace and justice using nonviolent methods. She sits on the Lay Advisory Board of the Brooklyn Diocesan Irish American Apostolate. She has been a Bay Ridge resident for years and serves on Community Planning Board No. 10.
The Award was presented by Event Chairman Martin Cottingham. Also present was Brian O’Dwyer, son of the late Paul O'Dwyer. Senator Marty Golden presented a citation from the State Senate.
Many Irish bands provided entertainment vendors provided food and dink as well as many sales items.
Brian O’Dwyer, Mary Nolan and Martin Cottingham at the Award presentation
Thursday, Nov. 13th, 2014, at 12 Noon Staten Island Borough Hall Ceremonies.
Members of the Commodore Barry Club will parade to Staten Island’s Commodore Barry Borough Hall for a festive celebration of Commodore Barry’s contributions to our country. Brooklyn members will meet at 95th St. & 4th Ave. for a shuttle to Staten Island.
Sunday, 16 NOV 14, 4 - 8 PM. Annual Social and Dance.
St. Patrick's auditorium, 97th Street and 4th Avenue, Brooklyn. Enjoy tunes played by Frank Keegan and Mary G. Tea, coffee, beer, Irish soda bread and set-ups. B.y.o.b. Tickets $25 per person. Invite your friends!
Mary Nolan participates in Mass celebrated by Bishop Paul Sanchez.
Senator Marty Golden presents a citation.
Granddaughters Cara and Caitlin left and right with Mary Nolan and Judge John Ingram, center.
Grand daughters Caitlin and Cara, left and right and son Donal and Mary, center.
Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones
Donal Nolan, Mary Nolan, Colleen Queen Tara Muldoon and Jim Sullivan, AOH