About Us

The United Irish Societies of Greater Cleveland is a non-profit organization consisting of representatives from 28 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 2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held on Friday, March 17 starting at 1:04pm at East 18th and Superior Ave in Downtown Cleveland.


Member Organizations in the United Irish Societies of Greater Cleveland

Executive Director
  • Shannon M. Corcoran
Deputy Directors
  • Bonnie McNally
  • Linda Carney
  • Thomas J. Kilbane
  • Marilyn Madigan
  • John J. Togher 
  • Margaret Bodle
  • Rasa Chambers
  • Linda M. Hannon
  • Peter B. Hannon
  • Mary Alice Fitzgerald 
  • Michael Keenan
  • Marie A. Kilbane
  • Sarah O'Brien Dirk
  • Maureen Mohney
  • David J. McLaughlin




Directors Emeritus
Past Executive Directors
  • Thomas F. McManamon (deceased) 1958-63
  • Raymond J. Reilly (deceased) 1963-68
  • William F. Chambers (deceased) 1968-71
  • Augustine Boland (deceased) 1971-74
  • Eamon D'Arcy (deceased) 1974-77
  • James E. Murray (deceased) 1977-80
  • Thomas Fallon (deceased) 1980-83
  • Stephen L. Mulloy (deceased) 1983-86
  • Terry O'Malley (deceased) 1986-89
  • William M. Carney 1989-92
  • Thomas J. Mackin 1992-95
  • Deneen C. O'Reilly 1995-98
  • Hon. Terrence O'Donnell 1998-2001
  • Thomas McManamon Jr. 2001-2004
  • Walter J. McNally 2004-2007
  • Daniel M. Corcoran (deceased) 2007-2010
  • Patrick T. Murphy 2010-2013 
  • James J. Kilbane, Jr. 2013-2016