About Us

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 2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held on Tuesday 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
  • 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 Civic Association
  • Irish Cultural Festival
  • Irish Northern Aid Committee
  • Irish Public Affairs Council
  • Irish Summerfest
  • Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians
  • Mayo Society of Greater Cleveland
  • McNeeley Library Foundation
  • Murphy Irish Arts Association
  • Padraic Pearse Center
  • Retired/Retireable Irish Police Society
  • St. Jarlath's Gaelic Football Club
  • St. Pat's Gaelic Football Club
  • The Shamrock Club
  • The West Side Irish American Club

Executive Director
  • James J. Kilbane Jr 
Deputy Directors
  • Bonnie McNally
  • Shanon M.Corcoran
  • 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

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 1974-77
  • James E. Murray (deceased) 1977-80
  • Thomas Fallon(deceased) 1980-83
  • Stephen L. Mulloy(deceased) 1983-86
  • Terry O'Malley 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