St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Killorglin, Ireland

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Killorglin, Ireland

St. Patricks Day in Ireland is different than one would expect from the states. The best way I can describe it is to compare it to the Fourth of July. Think of EVERY small town having a parade, families coming together to celebrate, and of course all of the festivities that go along with it.

My family and I had the joy of watching the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Killorglin, Ireland today. It wasn’t a huge production like you think of the Macy’s Day Parade, but more along the lines of a small town Texas parade. So we felt like we fit right in! I loved watching St. Patrick sticking out of the sunroof of a car, all of the green, shamrocks, flags, horses, rugby and rowing teams walking down the street. My favorite part was the bagpipes and drummers at the beginning of the parade, that is something you probably wouldn’t see in small town Texas!

Thanks to the citizens from Killorglin for your hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed our first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ireland and can’t wait to return to experience another one. Please feel free to use and share the pictures from todays parade at your leisure. (not for commercial use)

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Comments on This Post
Mary Stapleton Foley

Great photos Joe they really capture the amazing atmosphere yesterday.

March 18, 2016
Clodagh Irwin Owens

Thank you for sharing your pictures. We had Irish dancers in the parade and it was such a nice day. We hope you got to experience real down to Earth Irishness!!

March 18, 2016
Sally Moreno

As always your pictures are fantastic!! Love how you compared this to a small-town Texas parade. I noticed in one if the pictures someone is driving a John Deere Gator. Nothing screams small-town Texas like John Deere equipment in a parade. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

March 17, 2016
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