Siobhan and Dan Dennehy. Photo by John O’Connell, Hibernian Digest.
By Irish Echo Staff
The 30th Annual Peekskill St. Patrick’s Parade will be held Saturday, March 9, at 3 p.m. in Downtown Peekskill, Westchester County, NY.
This year’s Co-Grand Marshals are Siobhan and Dan Dennehy. The 2019 aides are Sunny Cover, Capt. Mary Pat Driscoll, Tim Warn, and Jim Witt.
This is only the second time in parade history that two grand marshals have led the parade. Piper Joe Brady and his wife Ann led the parade in 2000.
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The parade is held rain or shine and is preceded by a Mass, open to all, at Assumption Church at 1:30 p.m.
“The Dennehys are being honored for the collective work in promoting immigration reform and promoting Irish culture,” said a statement from organizers.
“Dan is the founding Chairman of the Hudson Valley Irish Fest and serves as National Director and Immigration Chairman of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America and AOH New York State Board Immigration Chair. Siobhan is the Executive Director of the Emerald Isle Immigration Center.”
The parade will also honor Jack Murphy, the longest serving chairman of the Peekskill St. Patrick’s Committee, who passed away in recent days after a long illness.
“Jack had the ability to bring people together. As we approach our annual celebration, we will keep Jack in our hearts and his family in our prayers,” said parade chairman Bill Powers.
Details at www.facebook.com/peekskillstpatrickscommittee.