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
  • Ancient Order of Hibernians
  • Brady Campbell School of Irish Dance
  • Celtic Athletic Foundation
  • Cleveland Ceili Club
  • Cleveland Comhaltas
  • Cleveland Gaelic Society
  • Cleveland Pioneers Total Abstinence Association of the Sacred Heart
  • Forever Young
  • Greater Cleveland Feis Society
  • Greater Cleveland Police Emerald Society 
  • Irish American Archives Society
  • Irish American Club- East Side, Inc.
  • Irish American Charitable Foundation
  • Irish American Law Society of Cleveland
  • Irish Civic Association
  • Irish Cultural Festival
  • Irish Northern Aid Committee
  • Irish Public Affairs Council
  • Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians
  • Mayo Society of Greater Cleveland
  • McNeeley Library Foundation
  • Murphy Irish Arts Association
  • Ohio Celtic Festival
  • Padraic Pearse Center
  • Retired/Retireable Irish Police Society
  • St. Pat's - St. Jarleths's Gaelic Football Club
  • The Shamrock Club
  • The West Side Irish American Club

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
  • Dave 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 2007-2010
  • Patrick T. Murphy 2010-2013 
  • James J. Kilbane Jr 2013-2016