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Cleveland Saint Patrick's Day Parade 2012

Cleveland Saint Patrick's Day Parade
March 17, 2012
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Half a million people! The beautiful weather, the Saturday date and the love of the Irish all contributed to a record setting crowd of 500,000 people watching 245 units march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Cleveland.

The 2012 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade Honorees gathered on the steps of the Cosgrove Center to begin the festivities.

Cleveland St Patrick's Day Parade Honorees

2012 Parade Honorees including
Grand Marshall Walter 'Mickey' McNally,
Irish Mother of the Year Vera Casey and
Co-Chairs Una O'Leary Escolas and William G. Chambers.



Cleveland St Patrick's Day Parade Executive Director Patrick T. Murphy, Mayor Frank Jackson and Kathleen Sheehan

Cleveland St Patrick's Day Parade Executive Director Patrick T. Murphy, Mayor Frank Jackson and Kathleen Sheehan


Cleveland St Patrick's Day Parade Deputy Director Jim Kilbane

Cleveland St Patrick's Day Parade Deputy Director Jim Kilbane


Cleveland St Patrick's Day Parade Honorees





Invocation from Father William Murphy, President of St Ignatius High School in Cleveland

Invocation from Father William Murphy,
President of St Ignatius High School




Katie Cooper led the crowd in the National Anthems.

Katie Cooper singing the national anthems

Katie Cooper singing the national anthems


singing the national anthems


singing the national anthems




Parade Executive Director Patrick T. Murphy gave the whistle to Grand Marshall Walter 'Mickey' McNally' who began the Parade.

Grand Marshall Walter Mickey McNally

Grand Marshall Walter 'Mickey' McNally


Cleveland St Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshall Walter Mickey McNally blows the whistle


Cleveland St Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshall Walter Mickey McNally blows the whistle





Cleveland St Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshall Walter Mickey McNally blows the whistle

Grand Marshall Walter 'Mickey' McNally





Next Page (Page 2) of the 2012 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade



In general, the coverage follows the flow of the Parade chronologically. Use this guide to jump to certain sections, though the captions do not completely list all the units covered on a page.

Page 1 - Parade Honorees, National Anthems, Grand Marshall blows Whistle

Page 2 - Grand Marshall Mickey McNally and Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes & Drums

Page 3 - Parade Honorees, Guarantors and Public Officials

Page 4 - Cleveland Police Department

Page 5 - Military Units

Page 6 - Cleveland Fire Department

Page 7 - Irish American Club East Side

Page 8 - Ancient Order of Hibernians and Holy Name Societies and High School

Page 9 - Girl Scouts

Page 10 - Irish Northern Aid, Lake Metropark Farm Park and more from Division 1

Page 11 - Divine Mercy, K of C, Irish Heritage Club and more from Division 1

Page 12 - Cathedral Latin, NDCL and more from Division 1

Page 13 - Rose of Tralee, Polish group and end of Division 1

Page 14 - Dogs (Setters, Wolfhounds, Newfies & more) at the Parade

Page 15 - West Side Irish American Club

Page 16 - Boy Scouts

Page 17 - Notre Dame College and more from Division 2

Page 18 - Cleveland Asian Festival

Page 19 - Murphy Irish Dancers, St Ignatius and end of Division 2

Page 20 - St. Pat's and other closed Catholic Churches

Page 21 - St Edward's, Red Hackle Pipe Band and more from Division 3

Page 22 - Collinwood, Right to Life, University Circle, Ohio Homecoming and the end of the Parade


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