The 2019 Colleen Scholarships will be honored at the Dinner dance on Friday March 8th!
Criteria for Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Parade Colleen Pageant:
- Must be a female high school senior with plans for continued education in an accredited program.
- Must be of Irish descent. (Lineage described in cover letter or with essay)
- Must maintain, at least, a B average. (Attach transcript)
- List school activities, community activities, and work experience.
- Must be a resident of a town on Cape Cod.
- Must be available for a pre-pageant interview (time & place to be determined), the Grand Marshal’s Ball / Colleen Coronation scheduled for Friday, March 8, 2019 at 6 PM, and the Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday, March 9, 2019.
- Must submit completed application with one letter of reference from a high school teacher, a member of the clergy or community/civic department leader and an essay describing what your Irish heritage means to you.
- Must submit a photograph, photos of the 4 winners will be featured on the Parade website and Facebook pages.
The Scholarships are:
Colleen Winner (“Queen”) will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship; three runner-up Colleen Court winners will each receive a $500.00 scholarship.
All Colleen Pageant applications must be received by January 18, 2019 by 5:00 PM.
For further details please contact Pageant Co-Chair Steve Gill at (774) 313-6908.
Congratulations to our 2012 Colleen Queen Meaghan Callahan. Meaghan & her court were coronated tonight, will be riding on the Colleen float tomorrow, and all receive college scholarships!
Presented by Sons of Erin Cape Cod
This trophy is given for altruism to an Irish American person that has displayed support and commutment to the Culture and Heritage of Ireland and its people. The Saint Patrick's Parade Committee proudly presents this award each year.
The Kenneth McGilvray “Solid Man Award” is given for untiring community support and enhancement of people’s lives on Cape Cod.
The 2019 Award is proudly presented to
Irish Culture section includes Irish Language, History, Music and Dance
Locally Sponsored Tours and Travel to Irish destinations.
Coming Soon: Irish Language content from Sean Murphy.
Irish History Classes
See Classes for 2018
Sean Murphy teaches Irish history at the Cape Cod Cultural Center, Cotuit Center for the Arts and the Irish Cultural Center of New England. His general history course is a chronological account of Irish history from the arrival of Saint Patrick in 432 AD up to the Easter Rebellion of 1916. He has recently added a course on Virtual Tours of Ireland.
The general history course is presented in four and six week topics that focus on the main events in Irish history since 432 AD. Topics are : Saint Patrick, The Viking Invasions 795 - 1170, The Norman Invasion, The Tudor Conquest, The Flight of the Earls, The Rising of 1640 and the Catholic Confederation, The Cromwellian Settlement, the Treaty of Limerick and the Protestant Ascendency, the Penal Laws, the Risings of 1798 and 1803, Catholic Emancipation, the Famine 1845 - 1852, and the Easter Rebellion of 1916.
The Virtual Tours of Ireland are also presented in four and six week courses. Each class focuses on the major tourist attractions in the chosen location. Major cities and all thirty two counties get a full class. Each location is presented with a summary of its general history, from ancient times to the present, and the important facts about its cultural heritage. Video clips are used to show landscapes, townscapes and features of specific attractions. Video clips are also used to show the musical and dance activities associated with the locations.
All students get a presentation in Powerpoint or pdf format for each class. The presentations are designed to provide support for those who wish to learn more. There are lists of web pages, videos and a bibliography included.
Coming Soon: Irish Music content from Sean Murphy.
Irish Traditional Set and Ceili dance classes are held at the Sons of Erin every Tuesday from 6 to 7pm. Classes are open to non-members. Singles and couples are welcome. No experience necessary. Classes are $10.
Irish Movies 18
Circle of Friends
Darby O'Gill and the Little People
Into the West
Last Leprechaun, The
PS I Love You
Quackster Fortune Has a Cousin Living in the Bronx
Rising of the Moon
War of the Buttons
Origin and signifcance of some well-known Irish Icons.
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2019 St Patricks Parade Dinner Dance
Band Awards are for Best Marching Unit, Bets Musical Band and Best Pipe Band
Want to enter a float into the 2020 parade?
There are four Float Awards each year at the Parade:
|The Oscar Wilde Award for the Most Whimsical Float|
|The Kells Award - the Judges' Award for Most Artistic Use of Design|
|The Shanachie Award for Best Representation of Parade Theme|
|The Golden Harp Awar|