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Annual New London St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

New London St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Annual New London St. Patrick’s Day Parade has will take place on Sunday, March 14, 2021 with a car parade throughout the city.

The parade starts at noon. The Car Parade kicks off at Shaw Cove, and will proceed north on Bank street. The route this year is approximately 10 miles, which provides greater viewing for the public to stand close to their homes to see the parade. We would love for the community to decorate their homes or business on the route with a St Patrick’s Day theme.

In addition the committee is pleased to announce that this year’s Grand Marshal will be Francis Edward Charles McLaughlin, Jr (Frank!).

Frank’s grandparents immigrated from Castlederg (about 60 miles west of Belfast), County Tyrone, in Northern Ireland. Charles and Hanora McLaughlin came to the US at the turn of the century. Charles McLaughlin served in the US Army in the Spanish American war, and then worked shoveling hops in a brewery. Hanora was a cleaning woman. They lived in a two room apartment in a four story tenement in Philadelphia. During his high school years Frank’s father was sent back to Ireland for schooling.

Frank and his wife Lynda (who was born in New London) traveled to Ireland in 1968 to honeymoon and while there, he was reunited with his relatives in County Tyrone. He also managed to actually kiss the Blarney stone…and it worked!


March 14
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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