Covington Celtic Club was formed in 2015 by a group of friends with Irish blood in their veins… but it was one of our founding member’s great-grandfather, John J. Sheahan, the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Chairman from 1939-1958, who inspired us to bring such a wonderful celebration steeped in tradition to Covington. Mr. Sheahan was born in Limerick, Ireland but spent his adulthood in, and raised his family on Madison Ave in New York, NY. John was one of the 250-year-old parade’s longest serving chairmen and most notable for bringing the first sitting U.S. President to the NYC St. Patrick’s Parade, Harry S. Truman, in 1948. Needless to say, we are thrilled to help spearhead the organization of the Covington parade and therefore the Covington Celtic Club.
Each year, in mid-March, millions of the Irish, both native and by descent, come together with friends of all ancestries to celebrate Ireland’s patron saint, Patrick… we look forward to bringing that time-honored tradition to historic downtown Covington!