St. Patrick’s Day Grand Parade in Cork, Ireland – This was an absolute ball! We thoroughly enjoyed it even though it was quite chilly. I have many photos to share!
NOTE: Click on the photos if you want to see them full sized – The dancers/floats/etc. are AMAZING! You’ll want to get a better look!
Ready for the parade! My husband Brent, daughter Cassie (looking over Brent’s shoulder), me in the shamrock hat, daughter Savannah — son Nicholas took this picture for us.
Here are the many photos I took — scroll down to see a fabulous parade in Cork, Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day 2016!
Ooh, the anticipation builds as the crowd gathers for the parade!
It was fun to see all of the face paint, hats, headbands, flags, and green
The parade was just getting started at this point… when there was a long lull… and a plane flew overhead (advertising)
Here’s Cassie enjoying the parade
Ah, there’s my handsome husband!
The next group of photos is of police officers from the U.S. – People applauded them as they went by.
The next batch is of the Irish Redhead Convention 🙂
It was fun to see the kids recognize their classmates in the school groups who danced, twirled, etc. in the parade. This little girl has many friends. 🙂
This was a crazy thing operated by a team of guys pulling levers
This was really cool! I’ve never seen anything like this.
The man above, carrying the blue bag, gave these little books out to the crowd (and to me!)
They were reciting the prayers from the book as they walked (the Saint Patrick group)
Aren’t these amazing human-operated floats (in the photos below)? So cool!
We loved the Grand Parade in Cork!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Ireland!