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2018 Citizen of the Year

Dan Caverly

  • 27 February 2018
  • Author: Chris Shalvoy
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2018 Citizen of the Year

Dan Caverly is the son of Irish immigrants from Skibbereen, County Cork, and was born and raised in Rochester. In November 2005, Dan was able to fulfill his longtime goal of opening an Irish pub. Since opening the pub, Dan has been fortunate to have met many great people, including his wife Lidza.

Caverly's Irish Pub, with its cozy atmosphere has become a staple in the local South Wedge neighborhood.  In the spirit of Ireland's pubs, you'll feel like you just entered your best friend's living room. Historical memorabilia and traditional Irish culture surround the quaint corner pub. 

Dan takes pride in helping to support our Rochester community by organizing an annual golf tournament in which all proceeds are donated to the fight against Huntington's Disease.

Dan is also very grateful to be able to contribute to, as well as, host the annual Police Unity Tour fundraiser. The proceeds of this fundraiser go towards the annual bicycle ride from New Jersey to Washington, DC. The tour is in honor of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty and helps to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum.

Dan and his wife Lidza were married in 2015 and were blessed with the birth of their daughter a year later. They live in the Highland Park neighborhood and are members of St. Boniface parish. Dan is also a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Rochester Police Emerald Society, and the Business Association of the South Wedge Area.

Caverly's Irish pub is open seven days a week and is located at 741 South Avenue in the South Wedge.

It is our honor to recognize Dan Caverly as the Citizen of the Year for the 2018 TOPS St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

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