2020 Parade Honorees

Congratulations to the 2020 United Irish Societies Honorees

Grand Marshal:             Thomas J. Scanlon
Mother of the Year:      Kathleen Mangan
Inside Co-Chair:            Maureen Mohney
Outside Co-Chair:         Christopher Cooper

Ohio’s 2020 Primary Election Day is March 17, 2020


Don’t let St. Patrick’s Day Events keep you from voting!  Your county’s Board of Elections offers several options for you to cast your vote:

  • Polls are Open from 6:30am to 7:30pm on Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • Vote Early In-Person at your Board of Elections Office
  • Absentee Voting (aka Vote-By-Mail)

Use the following links to access your county’s Board of Elections website for additional information:

DISCLOSURE:  The Parade Committee of the United Irish Societies of Greater Cleveland is a non-political organization.  We are sharing this information as notice for those who participate in our events and events of our member organizations.

2020 Shamrock Pins & Guarantor Sashes Now Available

All items can be ordered online from our Fundraising page.

Shamrock Pins are also available from Parade Committee Directors & Delegates, the Irish American Club - East Side Club Store and the West Side Irish American Club Store.

Thank you for your support!

Marshals Wanted for 2020 Parade

Interested in volunteering for the Parade?  We could always use volunteers to help marshal the Parade!

What does a marshal do?  Marshals assist with lining up units prior to the Parade; ensures the continued movement of units along the Parade Route; provides assistance to units during the Parade; and assists with crowd control to minimize interference with the Parade.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Parade Marshal, please send us an email with your contact information by March 2, 2020 and we will be in touch with you!

The Day We Celebrate: 175 Years of Cleveland's St. Patrick's Day Parade

Clevelanders have been gathering to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day since 1842! The history of Cleveland’s beloved St. Patrick’s Day Parade is also the story of the Irish in Cleveland. Extensively researched, lavishly illustrated in full color, this handsome 200-page hard cover book pays tribute to one of the city’s oldest and most vibrant public celebrations.

The book is available for purchase from the Irish American Archives Society.

Halfway to St. Patrick's Day!

Happy Halfway to St. Patrick's Day!

Have you checked your Shamrock Pin collection?  Are you missing a year or two?  Or have a special year you'd like an extra Pin from?

Check out our Shamrock Pin Inventory to see what's available!
Contact us via email with any orders or inquiries!

2020 Shamrock Pins are now AVAILABLE!!  See your local Delegate to get yours now!

2020 Parade Theme

The 2020 Parade Theme is:

Ireland’s Scenic Coastlines

Pictured above are the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, just one of the many coastlines that could be featured in the floats entered into the 2020 Parade.

2020 Parade Cycle Begins

As we enter the 2020 Parade Cycle, the Parade Committee would like to congratulate Linda Carney on being elected Executive Director of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee!  Linda will serve a three year term as Executive Director, beginning September 2019.  Linda has been a member of the Parade Committee for many years and is looking forward to her new role!
The Parade Committee would also like to thank Shannon Corcoran for her leadership over the past three years.  Shannon has transitioned to the role of Director Emeritus and will continue her involvement with the Parade Committee.

2019 Premium Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2019 Directors Cup Award Winners:

The Thomas F. McManamon Executive Directors Cup

John Togher

The Raymond "Rip" & Mary Reilly Memorial Directors Emeritus Award

Scott K. Gilman

The William F. Chambers Memorial Deputy Directors Award

Margaret Lynch

Watch the 2019 Parade!

Did you miss the Parade this year?  Did you march in the Parade and want to see how your unit looked?  The 2019 Parade is available below, or you can view it directly on YouTube.

If you prefer to watch a traditional broadcast of the Parade, TV20 will broadcast the Parade from Wednesday, March 20 through Tuesday, March 26 at 1:00pm, 7:00pm and 2:00am.  TV20 is available on Spectrum Cable channel 1020 (Cleveland only) and AT&T U-Verse channel 99 (northeast Ohio).

If you would like to purchase a copy of the 2019 Parade, please contact TV20 at 216 664-3571 or 216-420-8621.

2019 Parade Photos

Images of the 2019 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade have been posted by our official Parade photographer, Tony Psaltis - Buckeye Photography.

2019 Parade Award Winners!

The St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee is pleased to announce the award winning units for the 2019 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade.  Click here to visit the Awards Page.

2019 Parade Honorees

Congratulations to the 2019 United Irish Societies Honorees

Grand Marshal:             William "Bill" Homan
Mother of the Year:      Eileen Kilroy
Inside Co-Chair:            Patti Maher Hanrahan
Outside Co-Chair:         Sr. Corita Ambro