Happy children and a sunny morning made for a brilliant St. Patrick's Day Parade. Months of organising and teamwork couldn't guarantee the weather. But it all came together in a colourful, lively celebration on Wednesday morning, 16th March.
So much buzz! The Garda band played, circus performers and Disney characters whizzed around and every child -- and most of the adults -- wore green and waved their flags. A massive thank you to everyone who helped make this day happen. We needed a celebration.
Visiting Disney characters made everyone smile. Here they are in the nearby St. Laurence O'Toole Recreation centre, dressed up and ready for the parade.
The Samuel Hotel staff helped make the day really special, taking part in our community event. Thank you!
It's not surprising that our guests of honour enjoyed all the colour and fun. The two ladies on the left had only just flown in from Romania. Here they are, already looking great in Ireland's national colours, ready for the tour.
And here's Patch, the 14-year-old horse who pulled the white carriage for our guests.
Three circus performers who helped brighten the day.
We didn't forget the Ukraine. Here our staff show solidarity with that special country, marching with the blue and gold flag.