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Park Slope gears up for 43rd annual Brooklyn St. Pat’s Parade

It’ll be St. Patrick’s Day all weekend long.

Irish eyes will be smiling all along Prospect Park West on Sunday, March 18 as another Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Parade envelops Park Slope.

The parade, in its 43rd year, will step off at 15th Street and Prospect Park West following a pre-parade mass at Holy Name of Jesus Church (245 Prospect Park West) at 9 a.m. and a “Rededication Ceremony” to the heroes and victims of 9/11 at the start of the route at 12:45 p.m.

This year’s grand marshal is Richard Moylan, president of Green-Wood Cemetery.

Aides to the grand marshal are Malachy McAllister (United Irish Counties Association of New York); Thomas Galligan (Grand Council of United Emerald Societies, New York City Department of Sanitation); Tracy Sullivan (owner of Connie O’s Pub in Greenpoint); Dorothy Taylor (Principal of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Academy); Louise O’Connor (Aide-at-Large, Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Office Manager); Thomas Alverson (piper with the Clann Eireann Pipe Band); Tommy McConvey (of the Brooklyn Shamrocks Gaelic Football Club); Joan Healy (Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernian, Kings County Division 19, Gerritsen Beach); and Kevin Smylie (Ancient Order of Hibernians in America, Kings County Division 35, Flatbush).

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