Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn
Welcome to the Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn
Commodore John Barry
Irish Immigrant
Revolutionary War Hero
Father of the American Navy
Promoting Irish American culture, activities and events.


FRIDAY - SATURDAY, 9 - 10 May 2014.  
Dedication of the Commodore Barry Memorial at the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD.  See the Annapolis Trip Page of this website for details and participation form, which you may print out and fill in. 

SUNDAY, 25 May 2014.  Trip to Philadelphia to commemorate Commodore Barry's contributions to the American Navy.



At a festive St. Patrick’s Day breakfast at Brooklyn Borough Hall, President Mary Nolan presented the Commodore Barry Award to Joseph Sokoloski. Mr. Sokoloski is a retired office manager for the New York Times. He is Director of St. Rocco’s Senior Citizens’ Center in Park Slope and a member of Community Planning Board No. 10. He is active in St. Rocco’s, St John’s and Our Lady of Czestochowa Churches. Joe’s Irish heritage hails from the Fitzgerald side of his family.
Borough President Eric Adams hosted the event.  
Also, the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre honored Ed Wilkinson, Editor of the Tablet, Justice John Ingram presented the William T. Bellard Award to Peter P. Sweeney, Acting Supreme Court Judge and Cody McCone presented the Paul O’Dwyer Memorial Award to Mae O’Driscoll, Emerald Isle Immigration Center. Al O’Hagan, Home of the Irish, MC the event.

Borough President Eric Adams, Mary Nolan and Joseph Sokoloski
Mary Nolan and Joseph Sokoloski holding the Commodore Barry Award
Joseph Sokoloski addresses the audience
Ed Wilkinson, Mae O’Driscoll, Al O’Hagan, Joseph Sokoloski and Peter P. Sweeney