Countdown to the 64th Annual Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade! March 22nd 2015!

Awards

Click on the respective Awards in the pull-down menu to view past and present Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade Award winners.

Grand Marshal
The Grand Marshal of the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade is the highest local honor given to a person of Irish ancestry and either a resident of the city of Holyoke or a member of the Parade Committee. He/she has distinguished themselves as a loyal person to the Parade Committee, their career, their family, and to their Irish ancestry.

John F. Kennedy National Award
The John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Award is presented annually to an American of Irish descent who has distinguished themselves in their chosen field.

Citizenship Award
The Citizenship Award is presented to a person or organization that may be of non-Irish descent that has made substantial contributions to the Parade and/or this Association.

Thomas F. Rohan Award
The Thomas F. Rohan Award recipient shall be a long-standing member of the Parade Committee who has made significant contributions to the overall success of the Parade and/or this Association. In 1957, the St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke established an award to honor its first Grand Marshal, Thomas F. Rohan.

George E. O’Connell Award
The George E. O’Connell Award recipient shall be a long-standing member of the Parade Committee who has made significant contributions to the fund-raising efforts of the Parade and/or this Association.

Daniel J. Gallivan Award
The Daniel J. Gallivan Award recipient shall be a long-standing member of this Association who, while not a resident of the city of Holyoke, has made significant contributions to the overall success of the Parade and/or our Association.

Ambassador Award
The Ambassador Award is presented to a person who has worked to promote the relationship between the people of the Republic of Ireland and the people of the United States.