Photos ©Oisin Gormally Photography, our official and volunteer parade photographer. 

The Grand Marshal

Each year, we honour someone that has played an important role in the Irish Community. In 2019, the Grand Marshal was Fr. Aidan Troy, former board member of Irish in France and a valued member of the Irish Community in Paris.

In 2020, our Grand Marshal was due to be Ruth Algar, one of the finest track and field athletes in Ireland in the 1970s. Ruth has represented both Ireland and France Internationally.

Participating Groups - 2020

  • American Childrens Theatre 
  • An Ghaeltacht sur Seine
  • Blackrock & Vincennes Twin Towns
  • Connolly Cleary
  • Dublin City University
  • Irish Mams in Paris
  • Irish in France
  • Irish in France – Young Irish in France
  • Irish in France – Movers & Shakers (under 7s)
  • Lycée Maurice Ravel
  • National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Alumni
  • NetworkIrlande
  • Paris Gaels
  • Sofeir
  • Trinity College Dublin, Alumni
  • Thunderbird School, 
  • Tourism Ireland
  • University College Cork, Alumni
  • University College Dublin, Alumni
  • University of Limerick, Alumni

Music for the 2020 parade was to be provided by The Paris & District Pipe BandThe Poil O’Brass Band and the Wandering Lads.

Kids Workshops

In preparation for the parade, the association ran two workshops for our younger members. During the sessions, young Irish in France members learned some Irish words and made cool “jellyfish” costumes from recycled materials.

The workshop was led by one of our Advantage Partners, Rebecca Devaney.

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