Welcome to the 2015 Cincinnati St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The Cincinnati St. Patrick Parade is produced by the Cincinnati St. Patrick
Parade Committee. The committee is composed of residents from both
Ohio and Northern Kentucky. In 2015, the Cincinnati St. Patrick Parade
will celebrate its 49th anniversary.
Registration packets: Invitations to be mailed in early January.
Parade Orders: Mailed to registered entrants in early March.
2015 Honorary Grand Marshal
To be announced.
Willie T. O’Neill 1939 – 2012
First thing you noticed about Willie was his smile…he was always smiling, and of course his gentlemanly demeanor. He had a way of calming tempers in an argument; Willie always had the “cool” head; always knew the right thing to say. He had a way of gaining consensus.
Will held several elected offices within St. Patrick’s Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians such as President and Vice President, but one of his favorite achievements was being the Grand Marshall of the St. Patrick Parade in 1987. He LOVED the parade. Dressed in his traditional Irish Walker with a suit, tie, and sash, he took great pleasure in riding through the parade in a bright green convertible (for which he was eternally thankful).
Willie’s unassuming manner hid his achievements, such a being a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne, and a lifetime member of the unit’s color guard. He still holds the record of most tackles in a game for his beloved Elder Panthers (class of 1956). These are accomplishments you had to learn from others because Will wasn’t one to boast.
Willie will be greatly missed as a Hibernian brother, a leader, and a friend.
“Ar dheis De go raibh a n-anam”