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St. Patrick's Day Parade in Cleveland 2017

St. Patrick's Day Parade 2017
Cleveland
March 17, 2017

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 2017 Parade was celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Parade in Cleveland.

The 2017 Parade Honorees were:

  • Grand Marshal Roger S. Weist
  • Irish Mother of the Year Angela Murphy
  • Co-Chairs John Patrick Lackey and Margaret Lynch

The Parade was dedicated to Directors Emeritus Terry O'Malley and Dan Corcoran.

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

Dignitairies on Cosgrove steps at Cleveland St Patrick's Day

Dignitairies on Cosgrove steps at Cleveland St Patrick's Day


Mayor Frank Jackson presented a proclamation to United Irish Societies Executive Director Shannon Corcoran.

Mayor Frank Jackson presented a proclamation to United Irish Societies Executive Director Shannon Corcoran

Mayor Frank Jackson presented a proclamation to United Irish Societies Executive Director Shannon Corcoran

Katie Cooper led the national anthem of Ireland (in Irish) and of the United States.

Katie Cooper led the national anthem of Ireland in Irish and of the United States.

Katie Cooper led the national anthem of Ireland in Irish and of the United States.

Katie Cooper led the national anthem of Ireland in Irish and of the United States.

Grand Marshall Roger Weist blows the whistle to start the Parade

Grand Marshall Roger Weist blows the whistle to start the Parade

Grand Marshall Roger Weist blows the whistle to start the Parade

Grand Marshall Roger Weist blows the whistle to start the Parade


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Here is the video of the Dignitaries, anthems and whistle blowing.



The Parade stepped off with Grand Marshall Roger Weist leading the way.

Grand Marshall Roger Weist

Grand Marshall Roger Weist


Grand Marshall Roger Weist

Grand Marshall Roger Weist


Diana Corcoran

Diana Corcoran


Co-Chairs John Patrick Lackey and  Margaret Lynch

Co-Chairs John Patrick Lackey and Margaret Lynch


St Patrick's Day Parade Dignitaries


St Patrick's Day Parade Dignitaries


St Patrick's Day Parade Dignitaries


St Patrick's Day Parade Committee


St Patrick's Day Parade Guarantors


St Patrick's Day Parade Guarantors


St Patrick's Day Parade Dignitaries


St Patrick's Day Parade Dignitaries


St Patrick's Day Parade Dignitaries


St Patrick's Day Parade Public Officials


Councilman Matt Zone and Mayor Jackson

Councilman Matt Zone and Mayor Jackson


County Exec Budish and Mayor Jackson

County Exec Budish and Mayor Jackson


Councilman Polensek, Reed and Brancatelli

Councilmen Polensek, Reed and Brancatelli


Councilmen Jeff Johnson and TJ Dow

Councilmen Jeff Johnson and TJ Dow


Council President Kevin Kelley

Council President Kevin Kelley



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Current and retired members of the Cleveland Police Department, Cleveland Fire Department and other Safety Forces received great support from parade attendees.

Cleveland Police Department at St Patrick's Day Parade

Cleveland Police Department at St Patrick's Day Parade


Cleveland Police Department at St Patrick's Day Parade


Cleveland Police Department at St Patrick's Day Parade


Cleveland Police Department at St Patrick's Day Parade


Cleveland Police Department at St Patrick's Day Parade


Cleveland Fire Department at St Patrick's Day Parade

Cleveland Fire Department at St Patrick's Day Parade



Cleveland Fire Department at St Patrick's Day Parade


Cleveland Fire Department at St Patrick's Day Parade


Cleveland Fire Department at St Patrick's Day Parade


Cleveland Fire Department at St Patrick's Day Parade


Cleveland Fire Department at St Patrick's Day Parade



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The last group in the first section of the Parade was the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Ancient Order of Hibernians


Ancient Order of Hibernians Member of the Year Maire Kilbane Leffel

Ancient Order of Hibernians Member of the Year
Maire Kilbane Leffel



Here is the video of the start of the Parade with the above mentioned units.






Division 1 Parade Highlights

Division 2 Parade Highlights

Division 3 Parade Highlights

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








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