Mount marched in Saint Patrick’s parade

March 20, 2012

Newburgh, NY -

Mount Saint Mary College made its inaugural march in the Saint Patrick’s Day parade up Fifth Avenue in New York City this March 17.

College president Fr. Kevin Mackin, named to the national Irish Education 100 list, led around 140 Mount students, staff and alumni. He traces his roots to County Mayo, where his parents were born, and to County Galway, where his father grew up. Martin and Margaret met in Brooklyn, married, and had four children including Kevin.

Fr. Mackin is pictured with Orange County (NY) Sheriff Carl DuBois, and with religious studies professor Sr. Margaret Murphy, OP, marching alongside Fr. Mackin in group photo with banner. Sr. Murphy is chaplain of the Irish Heritage Festival Committee of Orange County.