The Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade The Parade has taken place annually since 1989. The parade has grown to be the largest annual parade in Glen Cove and a civic celebration that is eagerly awaited each spring by all residents of the North Shore and the entire Irish community of Long Island.
Past and Present Grand Marshalls
It is our custom each year to honor a person as “Grand Marshal” of the Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and one or more additional individuals as “Aides to the Grand Marshal:
1989 John F. Sweeney Former Postmaster, City of Glen Cove 1990 P.O. Stephen McDonald Hero Police Officer 1991 Hon. Denis Dillon District Attorney, Nassau Co. 1992 Sr. Janet A. Fitzgerald President, Molloy College 1993 Joseph V. Buckley Restaurateur 1994 Rep. Peter King Congressman 1995 Jack Ryan President, SEIU Local 74 1996 William V. Whelan President, Emerald Society, FDNY 1997 Brian Fitzpatrick Councilman, City of Glen Cove 1998 Michael McCormick National Historian, AOH 1999 Jack Irwin Governor’s Assistant for Irish Affairs 2000 Hon. Thomas R. Suozzi Mayor, City of Glen Cove; Nassau County Executive 2001 Patrick J. Lynch President, NYC Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association 2002 Mary Gilroy-Doohan, M.D. Director, Emergency Services NSUH Glen Cove 2003 Tony Jackson Irish radio personality WRHU-FM Radio, Hofstra Univesity 2004 Mary Ann Holzkamp Mayor, City of Glen Cove 2005 James McCabe Hibernian Activist 2006 The "Fighting 69th" 2007 Jack McDougal Police Sergeant 2008 John W.C. Canning Attorney and Public Servant 2009 Robert P. Lynch Lawyer and Music Teacher 2010 Tom Lilly Lawyer and Pro-Life Activist 2011 Andrew Stafford Former Parade Chairman