St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee hosting “Finnegan’s Wake” party and fun run

UNION COUNTY — The Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee will host its annual “Finnegan’s Wake” party and “Guinness Fun Run/Walk” on Saturday, March 1, at the Blackthorn Restaurant and Irish Pub located at 651 N. Michigan Ave. in Kenilworth.

Registration for the “Guinness Fun Run/Walk” will start at 11:30 a.m. at the Blackthorn. There is a $25 registration fee that includes a hat, complimentary beverages and admission into the “Finnegan’s Wake” party. The race will commence at 12:30 p.m. The race should end by 12:35.

“Finnegan’s Wake” will feature live Irish-American entertainment by The Mike Byrne Band starting at 12:45 p.m. Admission is $20 per person and includes beer, wine and food. For information please call Kathy Noonan-Rotando at 908-906-4622, Kevin Dowling at 732-594-1763, Marc Dowling at 908-967-0740 or Bernadette Sullivan at 908-432-6719.

All proceeds from the events benefit the 2014 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The 18th Annual Parade steps off at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, on Morris Avenue in Union.

For more information about the Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade visit