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  • Grand Marshall 2018 Sharon Essl
  • Grand Marshall 2018 Joe Crilley
  • William and Michael McMenamin - 2015
  • Frank Ferry, Rev. William Hodge and Thomas Patrick Flynn
  • William McMenamin, Frank Finnerty and Michael McMenamin

Countdown to the 2018 Parade

March 10 2018, The Annual Atlantic City Saint Patrick's Day Parade 03/10/2018 01:00 PM 12 Days March 10 2018, The Annual Atlantic City Saint Patrick's Day Parade

Win two tickets to see the new Irish Off-Broadway comedy PARTY FACE (www.partyfaceplay.com), featuring an all-female cast/creative team starring Academy Award Winner Hayley Mills (Polyanna, The Parent Trap) and directed by Amanda Bearse (Marcy D'Arcy from Married With Children).

Attend the fundraiser on Sunday on February 25, 2018 at Maynard's Cafe in Margate, NJ and you may win tickets to see this play!

Party Face wine


2018 Grand Marshal's

The Atlantic City St. Patrick's Day Parade committee is proud to announce our 2018, Sharon Essl and Joe Crilley .IMG 3696 The Parade will be held on the world famous Atlantic City Boardwalk on March 10th at 1pm.


Upcoming Events

Annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade
10 Mar 2018
01:00PM -

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Chronology of Irish-American History


Governor Phil Murphy

Philip Dunton Murphy is an Irish-American financier, diplomat, and politician currently serving as the 56th Governor of New Jersey.
1990 - 2006

Eileen Collins

Born in Elmira, New York, Eileen Collins parents were immigrants from County Cork, Ireland.She became the first woman to pilot a space shuttle mission during the Discovery's rendezvous with the Mir space station in 1995. By 1999, she had logged 419 hours in space and was given command of the space shuttle Columbia, another first for a woman. She retired from NASA in 2006.

Anthony Kennedy

Born and raised in an Irish Catholic family in Sacramento, California, Anthony Kennedy was appointed to become Associate Justice of the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagon.
1956 - 1990

William J. Brennan Jr.

Born in Newark, New Jersey the second of eight children, Justice Brennan was appointed to the Supreme Court by Dwight Eisenhower in 1956.

John F. Kennedy

Becomes the first Catholic President of the United States.

Mayor Richard Daley

Irish Catholic native of Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood, Richard J. Daley was mayor of Chicago until 1975.

Child Labor Laws

Mary Harris, "Mother Jones" travels to the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia to join in the strike of over 100,000 textile workers (largely Irish-Americans) fighting over working conditions and wages. Many of these workers were children leading to the creation of child labors laws by President Theodore Roosevelt.

Knights of Columbus

Father Michael J. McGivney, the 29-year-old assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn. gathers together a group of men to form the Knights organization in response to hostility towards Catholic immigrants and dangerous working conditions which left families fatherless.

The New York Draft Riots

President Lincoln called for 300,000 troops. If you were healthy and were among those called, you had several options provided by federal law: pay a substitute to take your place; pay a commutation fee of $300, enabling you to avoid service. Many Irish-American did not have the money to avoid the draft.
1850 thru 1920's

Domestic Servants

Many Irish emigrants, especially women worked as indentured servants of the upper-class of America.

Potato famine in Ireland begins

Over 1 Million Irish will emigrate to America over the course of a twenty year period from 1845 to 1860.

Erie Canal

A large number of Irish workers were employed to construct the Erie Canal in New York State.

First Saint Patrick's Day Parade

Irish soldiers serving in the British army in New York City hold the first parade honoring the Catholic feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
Early 18th Century

Scots-Irish immigration

18th-century Ulster immigrants were predominantly Protestant and had settled mostly in the upland regions of the American interior.
17th Century

Colonial settlers coming from the province of Ulster

Descendants of Scottish and English tenant farmers who had been settled in Ireland by the British government came to the American Colonies. Approximately 250,00 migrated to the Colonies of which 20,000 were Catholics.