Star of Brooklyn: Kathleen McDonagh
KATHLEEN MCDONAGH, president of the Irish American Parade Committee
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Kathleen McDonagh, the president of the Irish American Parade committee which organizes the Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade and also annual tributes during the Battle of Brooklyn commemorations each August, has been active in the Brooklyn community since the 1970s .
“We put together the parades every year to honor St. Patrick, pay tribute to the Irish community and in remembrance of the Battle of Brooklyn,” noted McDonagh, who works with her community to keep history alive.
Every March, McDonough and the committee celebrate everything Irish. The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade assembles at Prospect Park West and 14th Street, and then continues down Seventh Avenue to Garfield Place.