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Hibernian Society

of Utah


The mission of the Hibernian Society of Utah is to foster community through education and celebration of Irish culture and tradition.  We will endeavor to bring people closer together, raise funds and awareness for charity, advocate for fair and just immigration policies, champion free political and religious expression, and demand justice for all.


In 1977, four upstanding men were enjoying themselves at a local SLC establishment. Suddenly one of the men declared, “Let’s have a parade!”. The four men promptly stood up, walked out onto 400 South, and cheerfully marched down the street.  Check out our history page for the full story told by John Welsh, one of those four geniuses.


The following year would see the parade officially start with an estimated 5,000 spectators. Since then the parade has become a staple event in the community with over 20,000 spectators and participants.

To continue the tradition, apply to have an Entry in the parade.


We support local charities through a variety of events, the signature event of the year is the St. Patrick's Day parade. 

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