Knights of St. Patrick Aide to the Grand Marshal
Eddie Dowling was born in Dublin, Ireland to Edmond and Mairead Dowling. He is the eldest of seven children and was educated at Terenure College in Dublin where he graduated 1979. Eddie studied Accountancy at third level before immigrating to New York. Eddie arrived in New York in 1986 and ten years later he purchased The Padded Wagon a company that has branches in New York City, New Jersey, Florida, California and Northern Ireland. Eddie Dowling serves as Director Treasurer and is on the Board of Trustees at Irish Educational Development Foundation, an organization that raises funds in the United States for Maynooth College, in Ireland. Eddie Dowling is a Director and serves on the Board of Trustees at Scandinavian Building Managers and is an Associate Director for the New York Resident Managers Association. He is a member of the Knights of St. Patrick and the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Over the years Eddie Dowling has enjoyed watching and playing rugby. Eddie is married to Aine Lennon and they have four children Conor, Erin, Kelly and Sinead.