PHOTOS: Tralee’s Finest March In New York St Patrick’s Day Parade

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Garda Eilís Cronin, an Emerald Society brass band member and Garda Lynda Brosnan of Tralee Garda Station.

WHILE we were drowned out of it in Tralee on Friday, it was a drier, sunnier affair in the Big Apple for the New York St Patrick’s Day parade.

Among the many people from Kerry taking part on the day were representatives from Tralee Garda Station.

Gardas Lynda Brosnan, Helen Foley, Claudine O’Sullivan, Eilís Cronin, Ann Marie O’Shea and Sarah Jennings were part of a contingent of 150 Gardai from all over Ireland invited to New York for the parade by the Emerald Society and New York Police Department.

They weren’t the only Kerry visitors taking part. The Mayor Of Kerry, Michael O’Shea, was also there with John Griffin, Tourism Officer with Kerry County Council taking part in various engagements.

The Mayor marched with the Kerry Association of New York along with 2016 Rose of Tralee contestants and attended at reception hosted by Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio. Scroll down for photos…

Gardaí from the Tralee station attending the St Patrick’s Day Parade in New York. From left; Garda Lynda Brosnan, Garda Helen Foley, Garda Claudine O’Sullivan, Garda Eilís Cronin, Garda Ann Marie O’Shea and Garda Sarah Jennings.

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Mayor O’Shea with the 2016 Rose of Tralee finalists who marched with the Kerry Association in the New York Parade. Photo by John Griffin

Mayor O’Shea with the Kerry Pipers prior to the start of the New York Parade. Photo by John Griffin

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Mayor O’Shea with roses and NYPD officers at at the reception hosted by the Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio. Photo by John Griffin

Past President Kerry Association, Sean Brosnan, Current President Loretta King, Mayor O’Shea and his wife Susan at the New York Parade. Photo by John Griffin

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Mayor with NYPD Police Commissioner Phil O’Neill at the New York Mayoral Reception in Gracie Mansion. Photo by John Griffin

Flag bearers for the Kerry Association heading down Fifth Avenue in New York. Photo by John Griffin.

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