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55th Detroit St. Patrick's Day Parade this Sunday

The 55th Detroit St. Patrick's Parade, sponsored by the United Irish Societies (UIS), will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2013!  It will start at 2:00 pm on Michigan Avenue and 6th Street, continuing down to 14th Street.

In 1959, the United Irish Societies, sponsored the first St. Patrick's Parade in Dearborn, MI.  The Parade route follows along Michigan Avenue through the area known as Corktown.  Corktown received it's name as the Irish were the largest ethnic group of newcomers to Detroit, most of them from County Cork. The Corktown neighborhood is Detroit's oldest surviving neighborhood.