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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Presents Sashes to Marshal and Aides

Ceremony Opens the Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Season!

The Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee held its annual Sash Ceremony at Page One Restaurant today in Glen Cove.

Sashes were presented to Grand Marshal Andy Stafford, and Aides Jim Burke and Carol McTigue by Parade Chairman Robert Lynch.

“I am so proud to stand here today with these two great people,” said Stafford of his two aides, Burke and McTigue, after he received his sash. “I have known both of them for so long and they are great people.” 

The Sash Ceremony is the unofficial opening of the St. Patrick’s Day season in Glen Cove. On Saturday March 5 at 8 p.m., the St. Dymphna Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will be hosting its annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall in Glen Cove.

Then on March 13 at 11:30 a.m. The Parade Committee, along with Division 8 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and Division 8 of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day Mass at St. Patrick’s Church.

And finally the parade, which will be held on Sunday, March 20 at 1 p.m. through the streets of Glen Cove.

The Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade forms behind the Finley Middle School, Forest Avenue.

The Parade moves from the designated formation areas around the Finley Middle School and into Forest Avenue south of Dosoris Lane.

It then follows Brewster Street  to School Street.

From there it moves into Glen Street

It then follows Glen Street to the end of Parade Route at St. Patrick’s Church, which is located at the corner of Glen Street and Pearsall Avenue.

More details of all these events can be found by visiting the website www.glencoveirish.org.

The Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Founded in 1989 by the Mike Moran Division 8 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the parade is in its 23rd year, celebrating Irish culture on the North Shore. Over the years, the parade has had politicians, celebrities and Irish dignitaries serve as Grand Marshal. Today, it is put on by the Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Committee, which comprises members of the the Mike Moran Division 8 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the St. Dymphna Division of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians.

About the Mike Moran Division 8 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians: Now in its 60th year, the Mike Moran Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians serves to promote Irish culture, history, music, traditions and charitable giving. Membership is open at all men age 16 and over, who are of Irish birth or heritage, and are practicing Catholics. For more information, please visit their website at www.glencoveirish. org or contact Division President Joe McDonald at 522-0741 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

About the St. Dymphna Division of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians: Founded in 2002, the St. Dymphna Division of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians serves to promote Irish culture, history, music, traditions and charitable giving. Membership is open to women age 16 and over, who are of Irish birth or heritage, and are practicing Catholics. For more information please contact them online at www.glencoveirish.org or contact Division President Lisa Forgione at 759-9481 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .