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.
MEMORIAL WEEKEND SUN., MAY 29, 2016
Bus trip to Philadelphia. Visit historic monuments and lay a wreath at Commodore Barry's grave in the yard of Old St. Mary's Church. Lunch, music and dancing at the Commodore Barry Club of Philadelphia. Details t. b. a.
IRISH-AMERICAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION
On March 17, the Club participated in the Irish-American Heritage Celebration hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams at historic Borough Hall. The event was sponsored by National Grid represented by Renee McClure. C & C Caterers served a fine breakfast.
Dennis McDermott of St. Francis College MC’d the event. Mary O’Regan and John Houlihan sang the Irish and American national anthems. The O’Malley Irish Dance Academy performed. Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna welcomed the guests.
Martin Brennan gave the keynote speech. He discussed the travails of the Irish as they struggled for freedom from British oppression. The speech commemorated the one hundredth anniversary of the Easter Uprising, which eventually lead to an independent Ireland.
Pres. Mary Nolan presented the Commodore Barry Award to Sr. Eileen Neary, an Irish immigrant to the United States. Sister Neary has frequently offered the invocation at the Club’s Commodore Barry Birthday celebration. She has served the homeless and the poor for over half a century.
Brigid Gregory, Financial Secretary, received the St. Brigid Award.
A number of awards were given by different organizations.
Pres. Mary Nolan, Deputy Borough Pres. Diana Reyna, Sister Eileen Neary and Joe Glynn, AOH
Diana Reyna, Brigit Gregory and Joe Glynn, AOH
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