In 2011, Katie Taylor served as grand marshal at Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival Parade. This year, as Ireland’s 2012 Olympic gold medalist, Taylor will be serving as the grand marshal at Toronto’s St. Patrick’s Day parade to be held Sunday, March 16th. She stated via her Twitter account a few days ago, “Excited and honored to be Grand Marshal for the Toronto parade! Off to the airport. Looking forward to the week ahead. #StPatricksDay”. Alan Louthe, chairman of Toronto’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, told the Torontosun.com that Toronto’s Irish community is “over-the-moon” about having Taylor as the grand marshal.
The lightweight champ’s accolades not only include an Olympic gold medal, but four world championships and five European championships. She looks to add to that list this year with the 2014 Europeans in May and the World Championships in the fall.