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St. Patrick's Parade< 2008 PHOTOS HERE >

2008 St. Patrick's Parade in Detroit

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Everyone is Welcome! Please come down to Michigan Avenue and Celebrate!

Sponsored by the United Irish Societies in metro Detroit for fifty years, the Parade always convenes the Sunday prior to March 17th and promptly steps off at 2:00 P.M. sharp.

The Parade route is along Michigan Avenue in the area known as "Corktown", so designated for its history as home to many early arriving immigrants from Ireland and specifically, County Cork. The Parade covers a dozen or so blocks and passes historic Tiger Stadium and the Gaelic League/Irish American Club.

Persons, Groups, Societies, Bands, Marching Groups, Novelty Groups, or others who may be interested in participating should feel free to contact the United Irish Societies for details as to the application process, fees, rules, and regulations.

The United Irish Societies determine the numbers of participants and the composition of the Parade. A reply to all inquiries will be provided as soon as possible to all requests.

There are two DVDs available for purchase of past parades. A DVD of photographs and the other, a video of past parades with some sound.The cost is $10 each or $15 for a set of two.

Contact Catherine Clyne, Julie Demery, Colleen Karagozian, or Dennis Hayes. This is a “must have” piece of history. Buy several sets for yourself, family, and friends. Make checks payable to the “United Irish Societies”.

2008 Parade Pictures | Slide Show
2007 Parade Pictures | Slide Show
2006 Parade Pictures | Slide Show
2005 Parade Pictures | Slide Show
2004 Parade Pictures | Slide Show
2003 Parade Pictures | Slide Show

Maid of Erin
The Maid of Erin Pageant celebrated it's 50th Anniversary in 2008. If you are a Maid or you know a Maid, please contact Anne Poppe @ 586-790-2566 or Sue Rennie @ 734-285-5321.

Dennis Hayes, President
United Irish Societies
313 963 5745 or
313 928 0881

Curtis Anderson, Vice President
Mary Lou McKelvey, Recording Secretary
James Butler, Treasurer
Ellen Quinlivan, Corresponding Secretary

Mike & Maureen Kelly, Co-Chairmen
UIS Parade Fundraiser
16560 Levan
Livonia, Mi 48154
mikek@environmentalmaintenance.com or mike.mo@juno.com

Looking for 1958 Parade Photos
2008 is the 50th anniversary of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Detoit. The United Irish Societies' celebration committee is looking for any kind of information on the first parade in 1958. If anyone has information or pictures, please contact Dennis Hayes, 9965 Manor, Allen Park, 48101. 313-928-0881.


1st: Calling of the Clans - Hanafin Family
2nd: Dunleavy's
3rd: The Old Shillelagh

1st: Garden City H. S.
2nd: ?? H.S
3rd: Wayne Memorial H.S.

1st: Monaghan Knioghts of Columbus
2nd: The Greening of Detroit
3rd:Most Holy Trinity

1st: The Loyal Order of Thirsty Toucans
2nd: Detroit Fire Dept. Clown Team
3rd: Legion of Star Wars

1st: Celtic Pipes and Drums of Birmingham
2nd: Shrine Highlanders Pipes & Drums
3rd: Windsor Police

2008 Grand Marshal Click for larger picture
Patrick O'Hara

2007 Grand Marshal
Click for larger picture
Curtis Anderson
(R.I.P. Feb 2008)

2006 Grand Marshal
Click for larger picture
Brian Bonner

2005 Grand Marshal
Click for larger picture
Colleen Karagozian
2005 Parade Photos

2004 Grand Marshal
Kathleen O'Neill
Kathleen O'Neill
Irish Radio Hour

1997 Grand Marshal
Roger McCarville 1997
Roger McCarville
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St. Patrick's Parade Office • 2068 Michigan Ave • Detroit, MI 48216 • 313-963-5745

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