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Start of St. Patrick's Day Parade in Cleveland 2018

St. Patrick's Day Parade Start
Bishop Cosgrove Center Steps
March 17, 2018

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 2018 Parade (the 176th anniversary of the Parade in Cleveland) was Prominent Irish Pioneers of the 20th Century.

The 2018 Parade Honorees were:

  • Grand Marshal Sheila Murphy Crawford
  • Irish Mother of the Year Joan (Hartnett) Reali
  • Inside Co-Chair Noreen Halley and Outside Co-Chair Linda Burke
  • Hibernian of the Year Jim Kilbane

The 2018 St Patrick's Day Parade in Cleveland began on the steps of the Cosgrove Center on Superior as honorees and dignitaries gathered.

2018 St Patrick's Day Cleveland honorees


Parade Executive Director Shannon Corcoran introduced dignitaries on hand.

Shannon Corcoran

Shannon Corcoran


Dignitaries included Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Bishop Nelson Perez, Justice Peter Charleton and his wife Fiona from Ireland and the parade honorees Grand Marshall Sheila Murphy Crawford, Irish Mother of the Year - Joan (Hartnett) Reali, Inside Co-Chair Noreen Halley, Outside Co-Chair Linda Burke and 2018 Hibernian of the Year Jim Kilbane.

Grand Marshal Sheila Murphy Crawford



Grand Marshal Sheila Murphy Crawford


Irish Mother of the Year Joan (Hartnett) Reali

Irish Mother of the Year Joan (Hartnett) Reali


2018 Outside Co-chair Linda Burke

2018 Outside Co-chair Linda Burke


Inside Co-Chair Noreen Halley

Inside Co-Chair Noreen Halley


2018 Hibernian of the Year Jim Kilbane

2018 Hibernian of the Year Jim Kilbane


Bishop Perez then gave a brief invocation.

Bishop Neslon Perez invocation on St Patrick's Day 2018 in Cleveland

Bishop Nelson Perez invocation



Then Katie Cooper led the singing of the Irish and US national anthems.

Katie Cooper led the US and Irish national anthems on St Patrick's Day 2018 in Cleveland


Katie Cooper led the US and Irish national anthems on St Patrick's Day 2018 in Cleveland

Bob and Sheila Crawford


Katie Cooper led the US and Irish national anthems on St Patrick's Day 2018 in Cleveland


Katie Cooper led the US and Irish national anthems on St Patrick's Day 2018 in Cleveland

Katie Cooper



Katie Cooper led the US and Irish national anthems on St Patrick's Day 2018 in Cleveland


Katie Cooper led the US and Irish national anthems on St Patrick's Day 2018 in Cleveland


Katie Cooper led the US and Irish national anthems on St Patrick's Day 2018 in Cleveland


Then Grand Marshall Sheila Murphy Crawford blew the whistle to start the parade.

Shannon Corcoran gives whistle to Grand Marshall Sheila Murphy Crawford

Grand Marshall Sheila Murphy Crawford blew the whistle to start the parade


Shannon Corcoran gives whistle to Grand Marshall Sheila Murphy Crawford


Grand Marshall Sheila Murphy Crawford blows the whistle to start the parade

Grand Marshall Sheila Murphy Crawford blows the whistle to start the parade


Grand Marshall Sheila Murphy Crawford blows the whistle to start the parade


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Saint Patrick's Day Parade 2018 in Cleveland - photos and videos

Start of Saint Patrick's Day Parade 2018 - on Cosgrove Steps (this page)

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