Friday, March 17, 2006


Saturday, March 18

Commercial & India Streets Street to Gorham's Corner, & Harborview Park 2 PM kick-off Best parade yet! FMI Robert O'Brien (207) 939-7703
The new 2006 Saint Patrick's Parade follows a historic path from the corner of Commercial & India Streets, marches west across Commercial, and turns up Center Street to Gorham’s Corner for a rally and speeches in front of the John Ford Statue. Speakers at the rally will include Gerry Conly Jr. (traditional emcee) Robert O'Brien, on behalf of the Irish American Club & Irish Heritage Center, Gov. John Baldacci. And then…

Saturday, March 18
West End Procession to Harborview Park

After the rally, Saint Dominic's bells will call a procession down Danforth and Tate Street to Harborview Park for the lowering of the Irish flag and a memorial to Eddie Murphy.
And then, let’s make it over and try to find the Irish clover at St. Popeye’s (The IceHouse Tavern) for the coldest green beer and awesome St. Paddy’s Day Jell-O Shots!

Saturday, March 18
Maine Irish Heritage Center (State & Gray) The Irish American Club's
open to the public. 4 PM Doors open immediately after the parade:
"The Club Pub" cash bar with folk singer Joe Markley 6 PM corned beef & cabbage dinner with home-made Irish breads; entertainment includes BOGHAT traditional Irish band
and the Stillson School Step Dancers.
BY RESERVATION ONLY: (207) 780-0119 or
$10 adults, $7 kids (12 & under), Toddlers/infants by donation. Paid at the door.

Governor to Lead Expanded St. Patrick’s Day Parade Maine Governor Baldacci will serve as Parade Marshal for the 2006 St. Patrick's Parade.
Following the Governor (not in order) will be:
-Irish American Club float-Ancient Order of Hibernians color guard
-Emerald Society of Maine Police color guard and rescue vehicles
-Knights of Columbus color guard
-Stillson School of Irish Dance (step dancers)-Girl Scouts
-Portland Police color guard-Portland Fire
-VFW color guard-Dunlap Pipe Band
-99.9 FM The Wolf van-107.5 Frank FM van-Shriners
-Mercy Hospital Bear mascot.


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