PHOTOS: Mayor Joins 2,000 Kerry People At New York St Patrick’s Day Parade

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Mayor Norma Foley and Eileen Henggeler of The Rose Hotel at the parade.

THE Mayor of Kerry, Cllr. Norma Foley,  joined the New York Kerry Association led by the Kerry Pipers in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade down 5th Avenue.

She met with the President of the Kerry Association Frank O’Keefe and other officers and thanked them for all their support for the Kerry GAA Centre of Excellence and other initiatives.

This was the biggest New York Parade for many year and over 2,000 Kerry exiles including Rose of Tralee 2018 finalists and excorts joined 200,000 marchers from all over the Un​ited States in the parade.

Earlier she joined the Mayor of New York Bill di Blasio for an early morning reception at his official residence, Gracie Mansion.

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Among the other invited guests were the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, Moira Murrell, Chief Executive of Kerry County Council and the current Rose of Tralee Kirsten Maher.

On Friday,  the Kerry delegation which included the Mayor, Chief Executive Moira Murrell and Tourism Officer, John Griffin,  held separate meetings in Ireland House with senior executives of IDA Ireland and Tourism Ireland to discuss further investment and promotional opportunities for the county.

They also met with members of the Ireland America Business Council and attended the launch of the Ireland-US Business Review 2019 hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce  in the Irish Consulate.  The Mayor is due to return to Kerry on Monday. Scroll down for photos…

With Frank O’Keefe, President Kerry Association at the start of New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade.


Mayor of Kerry Norma Foley with Sean Myers, Dromtacker, Pat Quirke and son Darragh from Derrymore and Moira Murrell, CEO, Kerry County Council prior to the start of the NYC Parade.

Assembling for the parade on 49th Street.


Launch of Ireland US Buisness Review at Ireland House.

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