County Cork B.P.& P. Association of NY
Welcome to the NY County Cork Website
NY Cork Association ® 33-01 Greenpoint Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
September 7th -
General Membership Meeting
President - Denis McCarthy
Chaplain. Fr. James Drew
1st VP - Deirdre O'Hea
2nd VP - Gary Power
Recording Sec. -Treasa Goodwin Smyth
Corresponding Sec. - Eileen O'Hea
Financial Secretary - Kathy Feeley
Sergeant at Arms - Larry Finn
Treasurer - Martin Hurley
The Association is Cork people's home away from home in New York. Founded in 1884 the Association has been bringing Irish people together through the centuries to promote unity, good will and protection amongst its members and to foster their culture and traditions. The need for the Cork Association today is as good as it was when founded by the men from Cork City. The Association continues to do good work for the Irish in New York ,as well as, supporting various charitable events back home in County Cork.
We always are on the lookout for people with Cork roots to join and further strengthen the Association. If you are interested please contact us for more information.
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The July 2014 newsletter is now available by clicking here or by visiting the newsletter page within this site.
Biennial Reunion Banquet - Douglas, Co. Cork
On Saturday, August 9th, 2014 the Association held it's 20th biennial banquet at the Rochestown Park Hotel in Douglas, Co. Cork.
This year we honored two outstanding Corkmen – Past President James Joseph O’Driscoll and businessman James A. Barry.
James Joseph O’Driscoll is one of three siblings born in Brooklyn to the late James Joseph O’Driscoll, Cape Clear, Co. Cork and Mary Catherine (nee Grimes) from Armagh City, Co.Armagh. Jim was educated at St. Teresa of Avila Grammar School, Boys’ High School and the New York Institute of Finance. Jim worked for Pan American Airlines and in the financial industry on Wall Street before joining the NY Telephone Company where he worked for thirty years, also serving his fellow members in the CWA as Business Agent before retiring.
James A. Barry was born in Banteer in 1929 and is one of seven siblings born to the late
Margaret and James Barry. James A. spent his formative years growing up in Banteer and first went into business in 1955 selling fruit and sweets from a van to various small shops and pubs in Banteer. As his customer base and business grew, he moved his company headquarters to Mallow and further expansion followed as a result of his own hard work and that of his family. The Barry Group now is one of the most respected wholesale distribution groups in Ireland.
On July 3, 2014 life changed instantly for 13 yr. old Robert Browne who became paralyzed following a devastating accident at surf camp in his hometown of Long Beach, N.Y. Additionally,the Browne family lost their home to Hurricane Sandy and have been displaced living in a trailer with 3 boys and their dog. Construction on their home was nearly complete, but now necessitates an elevator, wider hallways and handicap accessibility. Our goal is to raise money to help cover Robert’s substantial ongoing medical expenses and reconstruction costs.
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