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Norwalk Gets Its Irish On At St. Patrick's Parade, Celebration At O'Neill's

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk was dressed in green Thursday to celebrate St. Patrick's Day as the city hosted its first parade and crowds gathered at O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant to party afterward.

Daily Voice visits the post-parade St. Patrick's Day celebration Thursday at O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant in Norwalk. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Norwalk comes out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a parade, and this after-parade party at O'Neill's.
Norwalk comes out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a parade, and this after-parade party at O'Neill's. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Norwalk comes out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a parade, and this after-parade party at O'Neill's.
Norwalk comes out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a parade, and this after-parade party at O'Neill's. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Norwalk comes out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a parade, and this after-parade party at O'Neill's.
Norwalk comes out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a parade, and this after-parade party at O'Neill's. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant is packed Thursday, as Norwalk residents came out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant is packed Thursday, as Norwalk residents came out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Norwalk comes out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a parade, and this after-parade party at O'Neill's.
Norwalk comes out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a parade, and this after-parade party at O'Neill's. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Norwalk comes out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a parade, and this after-parade party at O'Neill's.
Norwalk comes out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a parade, and this after-parade party at O'Neill's. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Norwalk comes out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a parade, and this after-parade party at O'Neill's.
Norwalk comes out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a parade, and this after-parade party at O'Neill's. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Norwalk comes out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a parade, and this after-parade party at O'Neill's.
Norwalk comes out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a parade, and this after-parade party at O'Neill's. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Norwalk comes out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a parade, and this after-parade party at O'Neill's.
Norwalk comes out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a parade, and this after-parade party at O'Neill's. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Norwalk comes out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a parade, and this after-parade party at O'Neill's.
Norwalk comes out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a parade, and this after-parade party at O'Neill's. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Norwalk comes out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a parade, and this after-parade party at O'Neill's.
Norwalk comes out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a parade, and this after-parade party at O'Neill's. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Bobby Morrill provides live entertainment.
Bobby Morrill provides live entertainment. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Norwalk comes out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a parade, and this after-parade party at O'Neill's.
Norwalk comes out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a parade, and this after-parade party at O'Neill's. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

The parade featured the music of the Norwalk Emerald Society Pipe Band along with members of the Norwalk Police Department, Norwalk Fire Department, Norwalk Emergency Medical Service, Norwalk Veterans, O’Neill’s Irish Pub, Diageo float and much more.

Mayor Harry Rilling was chosen as the parade's grand marshal.

Check out the video to see Daily Voice visit to the celebration at O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant, and hear comments about the parade from several residents.

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