The cold didn’t stop local Irish folk and fans from remembering and celebrating their history.
For 17 years, the Kingston Irish Folk Club has been hosting the parade as an opportunity to pay tribute to the 10 thousand Irish immigrants that died and were buried in Skeleton Park.
The Queen’s band, Kingston Police, Knights of Columbus, and community all took part…marching from Skeleton Park all the way down Princess Street to City Hall, where they held their closing ceremony.
Tony O’Laughlin/Kingston Irish Folk Club:
” It’s up to us to remember those who went before us.
Today, with the St. Patrick’s parade, is a day to remember the immigrants that came and helped build Kingston… they were such a major part of Kingston’s structures.
Then St. Patrick’s Day itself, March 17th, is all about celebration.”