Parade Line up 2013

1. Police Car   29. Ancient Order of Hibernian s
2. ACHS ROTC    30. Washington Mem. Pipe Band
3. Banner & Flags    31. Irish American Cultural Society
4. Grand Marshall John Mooney    32. The Diving Horse
5. Friendly Sons of St. Patrick    33. AC Beer and Music Festival
6. Past Grand Marshall's    34. Harry Oyster Bar
7. Dignitaries    35. VFW
8. ACPD Honor Guard    36. Kelly's Corner Pub
9. ACPD    37. Adopt a Setter
10. Sandpipers Pipe Band    38. Toys for Kids
11. ACFD    39. WZXL - 100.7
12. Girl Scouts    40 Emerald Society of Dance
13. WAVY 95.1    41. North Beach Gallery
14. Jitney #153    42 Pleasantville Marching Band
15. High Point    43. AC Moose Lodge #216
16. With - The Touch    44. Light Rock 96.9
17. Dr. Ida Jones    45. Harrah's
18. Miss Atlantic County    46. The Irish Pub
19. Miss Columbus Day    47. Cat Country
20. ACHS Marching Band    48. Maynards
21. Ms. Senior America    49. Kiss 101.7
22. McGettigans 19th    50. Cape Atlantic Pipes & Drums
23. ESPN 97.3    51. SOJO 104.9
24. Motorcycle Rights    52. Pic -a - lilly
25. Yellow Cab    53. Harrison Beverage
26. The Rusty Barrell    54. Back Bay Ale House
27. WMGM 103.7    55. Bricklayers of NJ & DE
28. St. Nicholas of Tolentine    56. Ducktown Tavern and Liquors

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Chronology of Irish-American History

1990 - 2006

Eileen Collins

Born in Elmira, New York, Eileen Collins parents were immigrants from County Cork, Ireland.She became the first woman to pilot a space shuttle mission during the Discovery's rendezvous with the Mir space station in 1995. By 1999, she had logged 419 hours in space and was given command of the space shuttle Columbia, another first for a woman. She retired from NASA in 2006.
1988

Anthony Kennedy

Born and raised in an Irish Catholic family in Sacramento, California, Anthony Kennedy was appointed to become Associate Justice of the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagon.
1956 - 1990

William J. Brennan Jr.

Born in Newark, New Jersey the second of eight children, Justice Brennan was appointed to the Supreme Court by Dwight Eisenhower in 1956.
1960

John F. Kennedy

Becomes the first Catholic President of the United States.
1955

Mayor Richard Daley

Irish Catholic native of Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood, Richard J. Daley was mayor of Chicago until 1975.
1903

Child Labor Laws

Mary Harris, "Mother Jones" travels to the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia to join in the strike of over 100,000 textile workers (largely Irish-Americans) fighting over working conditions and wages. Many of these workers were children leading to the creation of child labors laws by President Theodore Roosevelt.
1882

Knights of Columbus

Father Michael J. McGivney, the 29-year-old assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn. gathers together a group of men to form the Knights organization in response to hostility towards Catholic immigrants and dangerous working conditions which left families fatherless.
1863

The New York Draft Riots

President Lincoln called for 300,000 troops. If you were healthy and were among those called, you had several options provided by federal law: pay a substitute to take your place; pay a commutation fee of $300, enabling you to avoid service. Many Irish-American did not have the money to avoid the draft.
1850 thru 1920's

Domestic Servants

Many Irish emigrants, especially women worked as indentured servants of the upper-class of America.
1845

Potato famine in Ireland begins

Over 1 Million Irish will emigrate to America over the course of a twenty year period from 1845 to 1860.
1817-1825

Erie Canal

A large number of Irish workers were employed to construct the Erie Canal in New York State.
1762

First Saint Patrick's Day Parade

Irish soldiers serving in the British army in New York City hold the first parade honoring the Catholic feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
Early 18th Century

Scots-Irish immigration

18th-century Ulster immigrants were predominantly Protestant and had settled mostly in the upland regions of the American interior.
17th Century

Colonial settlers coming from the province of Ulster

Descendants of Scottish and English tenant farmers who had been settled in Ireland by the British government came to the American Colonies. Approximately 250,00 migrated to the Colonies of which 20,000 were Catholics.