Insider NJ is once again pleased to present its annual profiled list of New Jersey Irish American leaders and activists. The annual tribute is our way of honoring, celebrating and acknowledging the accomplishments and contributions of Irish Americans, statewide.
The list this year with its newcomers and veterans alike demonstrates a commitment of those on it to their Irish American heritage and, just as importantly, to their communities, as well.
Last year we saluted the 85-year-old Irish pub, McGovern’s Tavern, located on New Street in downtown Newark.
We did so in anticipation of the Newark Irish Parade, which, because of the pandemic, was cancelled, a rare occurrence since 1936 except for perhaps the World War II years and a major snowstorm.
This year, we’ll again be missing the marching bands, the skirling of the pipes and if you are a parade fan, the biting March wind as we remain in the shadow of Covid-19.
Download the Irish American List here or view it below:Tom Barrett's NJ Irish American Leaders 2021