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...
...be it a fantasy Galway history theme loosely based on the idea of Norman knights...
...international flags to show how multicultural and inclusive Galway has become...
...a traditional parade contribution with cheer leading and music...
...a boat for the 'maritime theme'...
...or textile sculptures to represent the sails of Galway Hooker Boats...
...street artists to get everyone involved...
...clubs and interest groups who want to get seen...
...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.
Despite the icy cold they came out in droves and did celebrate.
And they enjoyed the traditional marching bands...
...as well as some traditional Galway costumes to remind us of the days gone by.
Posing for the obligatory St Paddy Day shot, what better place to take the picture than the Galway Hooker Boat sculpture in Eyre Square?!
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!
It gives schools and clubs a highlight to focus on during their year as they prepare their parts...
...and sports clubs a chance to get seen and to showcase their work...
...even with the tiniest tots...
..a day to dress up with the whole family...
...celebrated with lots of noise...
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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