Friday 19 March 2010

St Patrick's Day in Dundalk.

We had a great day this Wednesday! The weather was ok, the sun even came out for a while. We joined Dundalk FM 100 at the starting line on the other side of town and helped blow up balloons etc for the radio station's float while enjoying the atmosphere and watching all the different floats being prepared by the other people entering the Parade.

There were thousands of people along the road side. The were thick along both sides of the road from one side of the town to the other. I have never seen so many people watch the Parade. Sean had his roller blades on and had great fun skating along the road holding his flag. On front of us was an ass and cart and Sean held onto that for a time and was pulled along by it :o)
We saw and waved to plenty of friends and neighbours we know and after it was over we headed off to the Marshes for a burger. Sean had fun on the free bouncy castles there and then we went back to the Square to the farmers market and to listen to a live band playing outside the Court House.

Later we went to visit Kevin in his new apartment and then onto visit Mick and Philip in Annagassan.

It was the best Paddy's Day I can remember!


Heather L. said...

Was thinking of you as I made various Irish foods this week. :) I know in Scotland we didn't celebrate St. Patrick's Day at all because it was only associated with Catholicism, nothing else. Over here it's all very cultural and everyone -- even non-Irish -- wear green and eat Irish food. :) I died the kids' milk green and they were given green donuts by a friend. :)

Ruth MacC said...


Sounds like people in other countries love St Patrick's Day as much as we do!

Here isn't all very Irish, nothing Catholic about it thank God.

It's all a bit of fun really... and a day off :0)