St. Patrick's Day Parade in Cleveland 2019
March 17, 2019
The 2019 St Patrick's Day Parade in Cleveland was the 177th in the city.
Before the Parade. honorees and dignitaries gathered on the steps of the Cosgrove Center including Grand Marshall Bill Homan, Mother of the Year Eileen Kilroy, Inside Co-Chair Patti Maher Hanrahan and Outside Co-Chair Sr. Corita Ambro.
Mayor Frank Jackson, County Executive Armond Budish and Councilman Blaine Griffin were also there.
Katie Cooper led the Irish anthem in Gaelic and then the US anthem.
Bishop Nelson Perez gave an invocation.
Mother of the Year Eileen Kilroy and Grand Marshall Bill Homan
The parade was dedicated to the late Bill Carney whose family was on the steps.
Bill Carney family members
Watch the video below of the ceremony on the Cosgrove steps.
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Grand Marshall Bill Homan blew the whistle to begin the Parade
This next video shows the honorees leading the parade down Superior Ave. starting with Grand Marshall Bill Homan, Mother of the Year Eileen Kilroy, Outside Co-Chair Sr. Corita Ambro and Inside Co-Chair Patti Maher Hanrahan.
Grand Marshall Bill Homan
Mother of the Year Eileen Kilroy
Inside Co-Chair Patti Maher Hanrahan
Outside Co-Chair Sr. Corita Ambro
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After the step off with the Grand Marshall and other honorees, came the Parade Committee, Guarantors, Public Officials including Councilmen Matt Zone, Anthony Brancatelli and others), Cleveland Police Pipe and Drums, Emerald Society, Retired Irish Police, etc.
Bill Carney family marching in tribute
Cleveland City Council members
Here is a snippet of the US Army Band marching in the 2019 St Patrick's Day Parade in Cleveland.
Watch Cleveland Fire Fighters marching in the 2019 St Patrick's Day Parade in Cleveland.
Here are the Ancient Order of Hibernians marching in the 2019 St Patrick's Day Parade.