Over 400,000 people attended the 2010 Parade and watched a record number of units march down Superior in beautiful weather.
The United Irish Societies of Greater Cleveland is a non-profit organization consisting of representatives from 22 Irish Organizations whose primary purpose is to organize the Cleveland's St. Patrick's Day Parade. Cleveland's Parade is Ohio's oldest and finest.
Congratulations to the 2010 Honorees including:
Parade Grand Marshall - John Hayes
Irish Mother of the Year - Bonnie McNally
Parade Co-Chair - Shannon Corcoran
Parade Co-Chair - Fr. Tom Johns
2010 St. Patrick's Day Parade Co-Chair Shannon Corcoran, Parade Executive Director Daniel M. Corcoran, IACES Member of the Year Patricia Homan, Parade Grand Marshall John Hayes, Irish Mother of the Year Bonnie McNally and Parade Co-Chair Fr. Tom Johns
Honorees, dignitaries and special guests gathered on the steps to kick off the Parade.
Grand Marshall John Hayes with his wife and former Mother of the Year Mary Hays and their son
Kathleen Cooper sings the Irish and US anthems
Mayor Frank Jackson and Governor Ted Strickland
Mickie and Bonnie McNally
Watch (below) the introductory ceremony including the invocation from Father Tom Johns and singing of the national anthems of Ireland (in Gaelic) and the US by Kathleen Cooper. Then parade Grand Marshall John Hayes blew the whistle to begin the parade.
Parade Guarantors and others lined up to begin the Parade.
Parade Deputy Director Marilyn Madigan and Co-Chair Father Tom Johns
Bill Carney and Deputy Director Linda Hannon
Enjoy these images and videos from the 2010 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade. (in Order of March as much as possible)
Cleveland Police Pipes & Drums
Watch (below) the Cleveland Police Pipes & Drums, Cleveland Firefighters Pipes & Drums, Irish American Club East Side Pipe Band and IACES Fife and Drums
Old Cleveland Police Car
Ancient Order of Hibernians
Division 1 began with the Irish American Club East Side
Irish American Club East Side Pipe Band
Irish American Club East Side Flag Corps
Irish American Club East Side Float
Jean Walsh on the back half of the float
Pat Homan - Irish American Club East Side Member of the Year
St. Patrick Parish - West Park had a large presence at the Parade. St. Pat's is scheduled to close and merge with two other churches.