Thursday, March 17, 2016

St. Patrick's Day

The small town parade was pretty cool.  Last year we were in Ballinrobe which is bigger than Killybegs.  This parade had the local accordion band,  St. Catherine's Accordion Band and another one from Killaghtee. 
The floats were interesting.  Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian made it on to a float.  Kim had nothing to wear to Trump's party.   Trump's wall, the one he wants Mexico to pay for also made it on to the float along with the wall.  Some of these floats were ideas of the students that go to the schools here.  Some of these floats, you had to be a local to understand.   Our local politician who represents County Donegal, Thomas Pringle, his image was seen as a cutout on tubes of Pringle crisps.
The building in the background is the community hospital and when the parade was passing, they stopped so the people on the balcony could enjoy the parade too.  It was all entertaining and fun!







 







12 comments:

  1. Happy St. Patrick's Day. Nice parade. I like the picture with Killybegs Gunclub, so nice. Have a nice evening Bill

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  2. Perfect day for the big day.
    Celebrate and have fun!
    It is also celebrated here in Norway in some of the Irish pubs.

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  3. A coast guard boat as a float... that's new to me!

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  4. Gosh, I love that small communities still have parades. Amazing how dialed in everyone is to American politics. (Although if memory serves me correctly, I was visiting Galway and parts nearby in 2007 when a local engaged me in a discussion about American politics and a relatively unknown U.S. Senator named Barack Obama. Interesting!)

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  5. Looks like a fun time! Nice weather for a parade too.

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  6. This is a very active and eclectic parade. Didn't make it to our parade this year because it was too cold!!

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  7. Imaginative paraders! Now I wish I'd one a St. Patrick's Day post.

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  8. Good to see people going all out!

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  9. The real thing and glorious weather! Hope you had a great day! I celebrated in style in a pub in Paris!

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  10. Beautiful photos of this event.

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  11. A happy celebration Bill. I do love a bit of Irish humour :)

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  12. A happy celebration Bill. I do love a bit of Irish humour :)

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