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Welcome to the Nutley Irish American Association...

The Nutley Irish American Alliance keeps the Irish heritage alive in Nutley, NJ. We sponsor the Saint Patrick's Day Parade and support scholarships for High School and Vocational School Graduates.

The mission of the Nutley Irish American Charitable Foundation is to: provide scholarships and educational endowments to local secondary school programs, make charitable donations through local community social service organizations, and support charitable organizations whose purposes are similar to the Foundation.


  • NIAA General Meeting

December 21,2023 will be our General Meeting 8pm at the VFW on Washington Ave in Nutley.

Please remember to bring unexpired non-perishable food items for the NFSB Food Pantry. New members are always welcome!


  • ​​​Super 50/50:

Thank you to all of the members that have already sold and returned their raffle books.  If you haven’t returned your books yet, you can hand them

via mail to Nutley Irish, PO Box 22, Nutley, NJ 07110. For additional books please contact Colleen Nielsen at or 973-508-0001.

All books are due by December 3rd. This raffle is one of the main fundraisers for our 2024 parade and NIAA scholarships.

  • Christmas Party:

The Nutley Irish Annual Christmas party will be December 8th at the VFW.  Party will start at 7pm. As always, there will be a special guest appearance

by Good Ole St. Nick himself!   Please bring a wrapped gift for him to share with your child.  If you will be attending the party we kindly ask you to

contact Steve Tucholski (973) 418-1217, or Shane McClafferty (862) 596-9555, and let them know

if you'll be bringing a main dish, appetizer or dessert. This is always a fun, family event for everyone and it’s the night we will be drawing the winning

ticket for the Super 50/50 so we hope to see you all there!  We will also be collecting unwrapped toys for those less fortunate.

Also on that night will be the 2nd Annual Mary O Homemade Irish Cream contest for the adults! This was such a big hit last year, we decided to

make it an annual event! If you have a recipe and want to enter to see if your recipe is better than everyone else, send an email

to and we will provide you with more information.

  • Membership Renewal:

It's time for membership renewals for 2024. If you have a new mailing address, please email and be on the lookout for your

membership renewal letter. 

  • Past Dignitaries Reunion:

This year is the 45th Anniversary of our St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We thought it would be fun to have a reunion for all of the past Dignitaries. J

anuary 12th at Luna Wood Fire Tavern. More details to follow. 

  • Nutley VFW Holiday Sale:

Nutley VFW Post 493 is having a Donate & Shop event on Friday, December 1st, from 4pm-8pm, 271 Washington Avenue, Nutley.

  • Grand Marshal Dinner:

Our annual Grand Marshal Dinner will be on Saturday, February 3rd at The Brownstone. More details to follow.

  • Parade Day:

One of the most important dates to save is the day we plan for all year, Parade Day!  Saturday, March 2nd

  • ​​​2024 Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade Dignitaries:

As you all know, the Officers and Trustees met over the summer to choose the 2024 Nutley St. Patrick’s Day Dignitaries. Last night,

President Deidre Hollywood was able to officially make the announcement at our general meeting. This is a special group. We are proud and excited

to have them represent our organization. Each one of these people do so much for the community, yet are more of the “behind the scenes” type

people. They are all so humble, they didn’t think they deserved this honor.  We are proud to be able to put them all in the spotlight and give them the

recognition and honor that they deserve!


We present to you the 2024 Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade Dignitaries!


Grand Marshal – Det. Capt. Robert Irwin, Nutley Police Department

Deputy Grand Marshal – Maureen Callaghan

Member of the Year – Barbara O'Halloran

Firefighter of the Year – Lt. Gabe Miller, Nutley Fire Department

Parade Queen – Tara Catherine Reid ​

  • Donation

The Nutley Family Service Bureau is in desperate need.  If you are able to, please consider donating food to their food pantry.  They are flooded with

people in need that are going through a tough time.  Please also keep in mind that the St. Mary's food pantry is currently and referring all of their

consumers to the Nutley Family Service Bureau.  The Nutley Irish will be making a donation of $500 to NFSB.

Nutley Family Org Link

  • Our Parade Sponsors

Please keep our sponsors in mind when planning your night out or purchases. Not only do they support this event, but they also support

our other events through out the year.  Without their support events like this would not be possible. 

  • Nutley Irish Charitable Foundation

The Nutley Irish is thrilled to announce that we have started a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization called the Nutley Irish American Charitable

Foundation.  Donations made to this foundation are fully tax deductible and will be used for our philanthropic endeavors, such as or scholarship

fund and any donations that we make in the community.  The tax ID # of the foundation is 82-2683062.  Please keep our foundation in mind if

you are planning on your charitable giving's before 2023 is over.  Also if you donate to the foundation and your company matches gifts, please

keep that in mind as well.  If needed, we can provide the tax exempt letter.  Many companies look to their employee for suggestions for charitable

donations, and we now have the 501(c) 3 status to accept these!

  • Food Pantry

The Nutley Irish will be running a food drive for the St. Mary's Food Pantry at the March meeting.  The food pantry is accepting any donations

that are given to them, but we asked for suggestions on what was needed.  Below is the list of items that they consider to be staples and are

always in need:

Pancake Mix

Instant Mashed Potatoes (16oz or smaller)


Saltines (16oz)

Cereal (11-16oz)


Marinara Sauce

Peanut Butter & Jelly (smaller jars)

Beef or chicken stew

If you would rather donate money to this instead of food, please feel free to donate to the Nutley Irish American Charitable Foundation. 

We will be making a donation from the organization through the Foundation.





Interested in becoming a member of the Nutley Irish American Alliance ?

The Nutley Irish American Alliance holds our monthly meetings Every THIRD Thursday of the month at 8:00 p.m. at the VFW Post 493, 271 Washington Avenue.

Please provide us with an email address and we will add you to our monthly newsletter.

New members are encouraged to attend.

Membership Dues:

We are introducing an alternate format to pay dues. You may now use Paypal below. It is a secure online payment method. Paypal accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. We encourage all members to use this new feature as it will help with tracking of payments and offer a convenience for you, but it is not required.

Dues are $25/person/year or $15/person/year for seniors 62 and over.

We are currently offering a discount, via the website or regular mail, of $45 for a 2 year membership or $27 for a two year senior membership. 

1 Year Membership: $25.00

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2 Year Membership: $45.00

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1 Year Senior Membership: $15.00 (62 and older)

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2 Year Senior Membership: $27.00 (62 and older)

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2023-2024 Officers:

President - Deidre Hollywood

Vice President - Shane McClafferty

Treasurer - Brenda Sherman

Corresponding Secretary - Colleen Nielson

Recording Secretary - Ellen Bennett

Legal Counsel - Frank Costenbader

2023 -2024 Trustees:

Dan Kane

John Kruse

Judy McIntyre

Karen O'Connor

Steve Tucholski

Tony Wieners



Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade

Save the Date: 

Saturday March 2 ,2024 at 1pm

Franklin Avenue - Nutley, NJ

The 44th St.Patrick’s Day Parade will be on March 2, 2024. Preparations have officially begun!  Parade day will begin with an Investiture Mass at St. Mary’s Church at 10am.  Parade lineup will begin at 12pm at the Holy Family Parking Lot and Parade Step Off will begin promptly at 1pm.  If you would like to march in the parade but have a physical restriction that keeps you from marching, please contact us and we can arrange to have a car for you.


If you know a group or an organization that would like to march in the parade, please email:




Nutley Irish American Alliance

P.O. Box 22

Nutley, NJ 07110

Fax: 973-250-2350

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