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St. Patrick's Day Parade in Cleveland 2016

St. Patrick's Day Parade 2016
Cleveland
March 17, 2016

The United Irish Societies of Greater Cleveland is a non-profit organization consisting of representatives from 27 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 comprising approximately 10,000 participants in 125 units.

The theme of the 2016 Parade was "Commemorating the 1916 Easter Rising and Ireland's Quest for Freedom"

The 2016 Parade Honorees were:

  • Grand Marshal John "Jack" Coyne
  • Irish Mother of the Year Bridget McIntyre
  • Co-Chairs Teresa Reilly Kowalski and John Myers

Dignitaries gathered on the steps of the Bishop Cosgrove Center before the Parade

Inside Chair John Myers

Inside Chair John Myers

The honorees, Mayor Frank Jackson and others gathered on the steps of the Bishop Cosgrove Center before the Parade.

Mayor Frank Jackson

Mayor Frank Jackson

Dignitaries gathered on the steps of the Bishop Cosgrove Center before the Parade



Cleveland St Patrick's Day Parade Executive Director Jim Kilbane served as MC.

Cleveland St Patrick's Day Parade Executive Director Jim Kilbane

Jim Kilbane


Katie Cooper sang the Irish National Anthem in Gaelic and then the United States National Anthem.



Katie Cooper sang the Irish National Anthem in Gaelic and then the United States National Anthem

Katie Cooper sang the Irish National Anthem in Gaelic and then the United States National Anthem


Grand Marshall Jack Coyne blew the whistle to officially start the 2016 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade.



Grand Marshall Jack Coyne blew the whistle to officially start the 2016 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Grand Marshall Jack Coyne blew the whistle to officially start the 2016 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Grand Marshall Jack Coyne blew the whistle to officially start the 2016 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade.

The honorees, Parade Committee and Guarantors and Public Officials including Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, County Executive Armond Budish and Cleveland Councilmen Tony Brancatelli, Joe Cimperman, Mike Polensek, Mamie Mitchell, Martin Keane and Kevin Kelley led off the Parade.




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Grand Marshall Jack Coyne

Grand Marshall Jack Coyne

Irish Mother of the Year Bridget McIntyre

Irish Mother of the Year Bridget McIntyre


Watch this short video of the Cleveland Police Pipes and Drums, Emerald Society, Retired Irish Police, K9 Unit, Sea of Blue, Sheriff and other safety forces at the 2016 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade.



Thank You Safety Forces

Thank You Safety Forces



Here is a video of Cleveland Firefighters at the Parade.



The Ancient Order of Hibernians at Cleveland St Patrick's Day Parade.



Ancient Order of Hibernians at Cleveland St Patrick's Day Parade

Ancient Order of Hibernians at Cleveland St Patrick's Day Parade

Ancient Order of Hibernians at Cleveland St Patrick's Day Parade

Ancient Order of Hibernians at Cleveland St Patrick's Day Parade

University Circle Inc. director Chris Ronayne and representatives from many of the UCI institutions marched.




Irish American Club East Side

West Side Irish American Club

Parade Highlights
Bands, Cleveland Indians, Murphy Irish Dancers, St. Helen Unicycle Drill Team and more

People at and in the Parade - who do you recognize?

Irish setters, wolfhounds and other Dogs and Horses

Polish community at St Patrick's Day Parade

Cleveland Asian Festival at St Patrick's Day Parade







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