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.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 6 PM. Commodore John Barry Book Award for American Maritime Literature at Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl Street in New York City.
The 2015 Commodore John Barry Book Award will be presented to Craig L. Symonds noted author of NEPTUNE: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings.
6pm Reception in the Flag Gallery, Fraunces Tavern Museum, sponsored by the Naval Historical Foundation and by the National Maritime Historical Society, followed by Dinner at 7pm in the Bissell Room in Fraunces Tavern Restaurant. Copies of the book will be available.
April 10: Final date for members to reserve tickets at $50 each.  Make out checks to COMMODORE BARRY CLUB OF BROOKLYN.  Checks must be received at our P. O. Box by this date.  See Contact Us Page for further information.    



At a festive St. Patrick’s Day breakfast in Brooklyn Borough Hall, President Mary Nolan presented the Commodore Barry Award to Mary Lawler.
Mary along with her late husband Frank were proprietors of the Irish Haven for years.  She is known for her self-effacing manner and unpretentious ways.  Working quietly behind the scenes, she has hosted many Irish events such as the commemoration of Bloody Sunday, when seventeen Irish were slaughtered in a peaceful demonstration, with traditional Irish dishes such as shepherd's pie and soda bread.  She has quietly provided many a person or family needing help with assistance, seeking no recognition or acclaim.
Borough President Eric Adams hosted the event.  Al O’Hagan, Home of the Irish served as master of ceremonies.
The Club also marched in the Sunday, March 15, 2015 Brooklyn St. Patrick's Day Parade in Park Slope. The Day began with a Mass at Holy Name Church celebrated by Bishop Raymond Chappetto.   Members marched under the Club's banner.  John Dunleavy served as Grand Marshal. Kathleen McDonagh organized the event.

Mary Lawler receives the Commodore Barry Award from President Mary Nolan.
Borough President Eric Adams
Cody McCone, Judge John Ingram and Sister Eileen Neary
O'Malley's Irish dancers perform.
Mary Nolan gives an interview to Sky 191 Irish television.
Grand Marshall John Dunleavy and President Mary Nolan
Chair Kathleen McDonagh and President Mary Nolan
Even the pooch wears the tricolor!
The Club parades.
Sen. Marty Golden, Pres. Mary Nolan and AOH Leader Jim Sullivan