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Commodore Barry Club to visit namesake’s grave in Philadelphia

May 11, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Members of the Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn hold many events throughout the year to pay tribute to the Father of the U.S. Navy. Photo courtesy of Brian Kassenbrock
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The Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn will travel to Philadelphia by bus on Sunday, May 29, for a day of commemoration and festivities honoring the life of John Barry, an Irish immigrant who led the U.S. Navy during the Revolutionary War.

The club will leave from Dunkin Donuts at 9243 Fourth Ave. at 8 a.m. for the bus trip to Philadelphia.

A wreath-laying ceremony at Commodore John Barry’s grave in Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Philadelphia will follow the 11 a.m. mass in historic Old St. Mary’s Church at 252 South Fourth St. 

The group will have lunch at the Commodore Barry Irish Center and then enjoy music and dancing through the afternoon. 

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The club members will also have the opportunity to meet members of the various chapters of the Ancient Order of Hibernians from all over the northwest at the luncheon.

The bus is expected to return to Bay Ridge at approximately 6:30 p.m. that same day.

The cost of the round trip is $35 per person for adults and $20 for relatives 18 years of age or younger. 

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