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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Our photos from St. Patrick's Day 2009

March 17, 2009 St. Patrick's Day Parade on Fifth Avenue New York City

Whom You Know's St. Patrick's Day coverage is dedicated to the memory of Elizabeth Deegan who attended the parade in spirit.

It was a beautiful day in Manhattan on March 17, 2009 with even Fifth Avenue dressed in green, as the tradition of the green line down the famous avenue continued for another year. Mayor Bloomberg was Mayor O'Bloomberg today marching about four or five times during the several hour festivity of the year in Manhattan.

The St. Patrick's Day parade, which dates back to 1762, is not only the oldest and most established parade, but also the largest parade in the world for the holiday in the biggest city with the most Irish! Over 200,000 marched while 2,000,000 watched.

Groups featured in the above photos include:
Mayor Mike Bloomberg
Cathedral High School Manhattan
United Irish Counties Association
St. Patrick's Old Cathedral Bicentennial
343 (in memory of 9/11)
Irish For Mike Bloomberg
County Cork
County Cork Pipes and Drums
County Mayo
Ancient Order of Hibernians Pipes and Drums Newport, Rhode Island
Orange County Firefighters, California
County Kerry
Monaghan Pipe Band New York City
County Offaly
Crumlin Community Band Dublin, Ireland
County Dublin

Peachy Deegan thanks you all for the St. Patrick's Day wishes, North from Mickey Curley marching down Comm Ave in Boston playing his bagpipes, South from Chrishaunda Lee in Atlanta, an upcoming Mover and Shaker, back to the superpokes on Facebook from her friends from Cork! Where were Gillian Murphy, Sofie O'Shea, Caroline Bourke, Emma and Susan Delaney, Peter Scriven, Darragh Dempsey, Aoife McCarthy and all of the UCC hockey team marching for Cork this year? Perhaps next!

Happy St. Patrick's Day Manhattan and the whole world! Be proud to be Irish!

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