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St Paddy's Day-
The Parade In Galway, Ireland In Photos, 2013

St Paddy's Day in Galway has become another reason for a street party.

Throw in a handful of theatre people and street artists and there is another Galway Parade that will entertain young and old. These parties are so much part of Irish culture!

This years' theme was 'Galway History' but when you see the pictures below I think you will agree with me that in reality, pretty much anything goes...

St Paddy's Day Parade Galway 2013, historic knights.

...be it a fantasy Galway history theme loosely based on the idea of Norman knights...

St Paddy's Day Parade Galway 2013, dancers with multinational flags

...international flags to show how multicultural and inclusive Galway has become...

St Paddy's Day Parade Galway 2013, school cheer leading

...a traditional parade contribution with cheer leading and music...

St Paddy's Day Parade Galway 2013, a boat for Galway

...a boat for the 'maritime theme'...

St Paddy's Day Parade Galway 2013, Galway Hooker boat sails as textile sculptures

...or textile sculptures to represent the sails of Galway Hooker Boats...

St Paddy's Day Parade Galway 2013, street artists

...street artists to get everyone involved...

St Paddy's Day Parade Galway 2013, She Devils Club

...clubs and interest groups who want to get seen...

St Paddy's Day Parade Galway 2013, sean nos dancing

...or a bit of sean nos dancing, St Patrick's Day in Galway has it all, and as long as people are having a good time that's just perfect.

St Paddy's Day Parade Galway 2013, revellers with facepaint

Despite the icy cold they came out in droves and did celebrate.

St Paddy's Day Parade Galway 2013, marching band

And they enjoyed the traditional marching bands...

St Paddy's Day Parade Galway 2013, historic costumes

...as well as some traditional Galway costumes to remind us of the days gone by.

St Paddy's Day Parade Galway 2013, family taking a group picture

Posing for the obligatory St Paddy Day shot, what better place to take the picture than the Galway Hooker Boat sculpture in Eyre Square?!

St Paddy's Day Parade Galway 2013, kids watching

Saint Patrick's Day is a day out for whole family, although the youngest found it quite drawn out I am sure at nearly an hour and a half!

St Paddy's Day Parade Galway 2013, red flags

It gives schools and clubs a highlight to focus on during their year as they prepare their parts...

St Paddy's Day Parade Galway 2013, judo club float

...and sports clubs a chance to get seen and to showcase their work...

St Paddy's Day Parade Galway 2013, hurling club

...even with the tiniest tots...

St Paddy's Day Parade Galway 2013, family wearing green hats

..a day to dress up with the whole family...

St Paddy's Day Parade Galway 2013, drummer

...celebrated with lots of noise...

St Paddy's Day Parade Galway 2013, unicyclist taking a break

Everyone gets a chance to show off what they can do in this huge community event. It isn't about 'St Pat anymore as such. This day has become so much bigger, and so much more relaxed, in the spirit of Galway.

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Warmest regards from Susanna and Colm

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