Grand Marshal Named

Gordon Ryan, seen here with his wife Diane Ryan, will lead this year's Friends of Erin’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. Courtesy of Gordon Ryan

Gordon G. Ryan, an attorney in Montauk since the mid-1970s, will take on a new role in March. He has been selected as the 57th grand marshal of the Friends of Erin’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, to be held this year on March 24 at 11:30 a.m. in Montauk.

Mr. Ryan has been selected for his over 30 years of public service and contributions to the community. His parade floats, under the banner of the Promised Land Salvage Company, have long offered a humorous and satirical take on current events. He is also a past holder of the Mr. Amagansett crown.

A grand marshal lunch in his honor will be held at Gurney’s Resort on March 22, with the Friends of Erin cocktail party to follow on March 23.