O’Gallagher named Grand Marshall

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Photo: Kieran O’Carroll – St. Patrick’s Society of Montreal

Marianna O’Gallagher, right, during St. Patrick’s Society of Montreal parade with co-chair Barbara Gale, left, participating in Montreal’s 2008 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

"In the olden days, he rode a horse and led the parade."
Marianna O'Gallagher doesn't expect her duties as Grand Marshal of the city's first Saint Patrick's Day parade in over 80 years to be quite so formal.

"I gather today it's an honorary title bestowed on someone the community likes."