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Columbus St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Written on February 8, 2016

Columbus St. Patrick’s Day Parade 

The Parade will be forming at St. Patrick’s Church in Downtown Columbus, Ohio between 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM and will Step off at 11:30 AM and proceed South on Grant Avenue to Broad Street, West on Broad Street to High Street, North on High Street to The Convention Center, where the Parade will disband at the direction of the Parade Marshals and the Shamrock Club’s Irish Family Reunion will begin at Battelle Hall in the Convention Center.

The Shamrock Club of Columbus (614) 491-4449
Columbus  St. Patrick’s Day Parade

 The ceremony will start promptly at 10:45 am so please try to be there by 10:30am. The Ceremony should conclude by 11:45am after which we will line up in front of City Hall and March to Broad and High Streets for the painting of the Shamrock’s.

The Shamrock Club Pub will open at 2pm that day with the Emerald Society Fish Fry starting at 5:30pm. There will be music in the Pub starting at 8pm with Mossy Moran.

Columbus  St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saint Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. St Patrick is credited with bringing christianity to Ireland. Most of what is known about him comes from his two works; the Confessio, a spiritual autobiography, and his Epistola, a denunciation of British mistreatment of Irish christians.

According to different versions of his life story it is said that he was born in Britain, around 385AD. His parents Calpurnius and Conchessa were Roman citizens living in either Scotland or Wales. As a boy of 14 he was captured and taken to Ireland where he spent six years in slavery herding sheep. He returned to Ireland in his 30s as a missionary among the Celtic pagans.


Saint Patrick described himself as a “most humble-minded man, pouring forth a continuous paean of thanks to his Maker for having chosen him as the instrument whereby multitudes who had worshipped idols and unclean things had become the people of God.”

Many folk ask the question ‘Why is the Shamrock the National Flower of Ireland ?’ The reason is that St. Patrick used it to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagans. Saint Patrick is believed to have been born in the late fourth century, and is often confused with Palladius, a bishop who was sent by Pope Celestine in 431 to be the first bishop to the Irish believers in Christ.

In the custom known as “drowning the shamrock”, the shamrock that has been worn on a lapel or hat is put in the last drink of the evening.