Paddy’s Day Parade

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That time of year again, with a family tradition of bringing the kids down to the local parade in Monasterevin town. Now I’m not going to get into my personal views here on the origins of the day which has basically turned into a worldwide celebration of being Irish. It would seem that everybody these days wants to be Irish. As usual the Irish weather didn’t fail to let us down, but the show went on. With the usual local groups on parade including the irish army and Lord Edwards Own, a great reenactment group It seemed like a scaled down parade this year but the kids enjoyed themselves which was the main thing. So with the parade over for another year it was time for the traditional drowning of the shamrock in Finlays.

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About edmooneyphotography

Photographer, Blogger, Ruinhunter, with an unhealthy obsession for history, mythology and the arcane.
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15 Responses to Paddy’s Day Parade

  1. fgassette says:

    Love your photos of the parade.

    Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.
    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

  2. magnumlady says:

    Lovely photos 🙂

  3. Folio and Ink says:

    I have always wanted to be Irish, before it was in fashion!

  4. thebadearl says:

    Excellent to get a glimpse into a national identity.Very telling.

  5. Glass Eye says:

    Thanks for liking my post, much appreciated.

  6. jadelon says:

    PLEASE tell me what drowning shamrocks is??? My family heritage is Irish (Kennedy from County Mayo) but I have not heard of this. Please tell me it is something wonderful and silly so I can start a new family tradition. Right now all my cousins are naming the middle names of their sons after “Irish” alcohols such as Joseph Jameson and Maddox Killian. Us American Irish can be ridiculous.

  7. beluga53 says:

    Thanks for sharing these.

  8. Fun photos. Local parades are the best. Thanks for sharing.

  9. RDoug says:

    Well, that was certainly a fun ride. Thanks for sharing your St. Patrick’s Day with us.

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