Support The Commodore John Barry Run

For decades the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America has petitioned United States Navy historians and many others in the United States government to honor a true Irish American naval hero of the American Revolution.

Thanks to the hard work of two outstanding AOH members from Washington DC we have accomplished something that many people from the Ancient Order of Hibernians and graduates of the United States Naval Academy had never thought possible. Jack O’Brien and John McInerney have persuaded, through persistence and hard work, the United States Naval Academy Oversight Committee to approve a John Barry Memorial at the Academy in Annapolis , Maryland to recognize the Revolutionary War hero and son or Ireland.

In an effort to raise funds and awareness for this memorial, County Fermanagh born ultra marathoner Tom McGrath will run 250 miles from New York City to the Naval Academy Annapolis, Maryland.

The run will take place between July 21-28, 2012. The event will start in New York and travel through New Jerssey, Pensylvania, Deleware, and Maryland. Each day, the run will stop at a venue with a fund raiser event. The Events in NJ will be:

Date/Time: Fri July 20th 7PM-10PM
Place: Col. David Kelly AOH Hall, 271 2nd St, South Amboy, NJ.
Event: $15 includes domestic beer, wine, soda, sandwiches, salads, music

Date/Time: Sat July 21st Noon-7PM
Place: Msgr. Crean AOH Hall, 2419 Kuser Road, Hamilton Square, NJ
Event: This is a full day event to raise money for wounded warrior projects that will include a quoit tournament at noon and music. The run is scheduled to arrive at 6PM and there will be ceremony. Suggested Donation is $5.

Date/Time: Mon July 23rd
Place: Richard Rossiter Memorial Hall, 200 Columbia Blvd, National Park, NJ
Event: Contact Larry Prelle 856 745-7974 [email protected]

Please come out to support one of these fund raising events.

For more information or to make a direct donation to the Barry Run please visit the event website at