New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade™ 2019 Grand Marshal: Dr. Brian J. O’Dwyer
Brian hails from a legendary New York Irish family and traces his Irish roots to County Mayo where his father emigrated from in the 1940’s. He is the son of Paul O’Dwyer who was the President of New York City council from 1974 to 1979 and the nephew of The Honorable William O’Dwyer, former Mayor of New York. Both Paul and William were Grand Marshal’s of the Parade in 1974 & 1938 respectively.
He has received many accolades for his tireless work over the years on behalf of immigrants and Ireland.
Being from an Irish immigrant family he has involved himself in many Irish causes and was an active participant in the Northern Ireland peace negotiations with members of the Clinton administration.
Brian will lead the marchers up Fifth Avenue on Saturday March 16, 2019 in the 258th New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. The Parade is the world’s oldest and largest civic parade and celebrates the faith of Ireland, Irish heritage and culture.