The beautiful weather helped boost the crowd at the 2009 Parade to record or near-record numbers. Estimates were in the 400,000 range. Whatever the number, a grand time was had by all.
The United Irish Societies of Greater Cleveland is a non-profit organization consisting of representatives from 22 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.
Congratulations to the 2009 Honorees including:
- Parade Grand Marshall - Tom Reynolds
- Irish Mother of the Year - Shirley Chambers
- Parade Co-Chair - Maire Leffel
- Parade Co-Chair - Fr. James P. O'Donnell
Listen to Kathleen Cooper sing both the Irish (in Gaelic) and US National Anthems before the Parade.
Enjoy these images from the 2009 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade. (in Order of March as much as possible)