St. Patrick’s Day

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Blarney Men’s Shed win best St. Patrick’s Day Parade float

The Men’s Shed in Blarney constructed this fabulous float for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Blarney yesterday. It was voted the best float of the day by a panel who reviewed the parade. The cart was made by members of the Shed so, as the announcer in the village said, it may be the […]

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The St Patrick’s Day Parade 2013 in Blarney

Just a few photos from the short but colourful and noisy St Patrick’s Day Parade in Blarney this year. This parade proved more popular than other years as cars parked as far away as the park I live in. I don’t remember that ever happening before! Well done to everyone who took part! Aperture ƒ/7.1 […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Blarney

I took part in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade here in Blarney today along with my son and wife. We walked with the Community Preschool group and I am utterly amazed at the stamina of young kids! Little 3 and 4 year olds walked around Blarney and still had energy left to play with bubbles […]

Attack of the Paddy's Day Monster

Attack of the Paddy’s Day Monster

Patty? I’ll give them Patty! A monster descends on a spectator at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork this year. I think she was amused! Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

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The Lord Mayor’s car, a top of the range Ford. Despite the fact that Ford have a much reduced presence in Cork these days the Lord Mayor continues to make use of a Ford automobile. Always the first car registered in the year too. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 […]

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The 13th Boy

Spectators at the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork this year. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 48mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

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Patrick’s Day Crowds

Enthusiastic crowds gather on South Mall in Cork for the St Patrick’s Day parade this year. As you can imagine it was pretty awful trying to see the parade with such a large crowd. The hands at the bottom of the frame are those of a tall man who stood right in front of me. […]

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Tricolour Boy

A young boy sits on his dad’s shoulders to get a bird’s eye view of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork this year. This image reminds me of a photo I shot of a girl last year. She was standing on a wall or something and up high too! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS […]

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Patrick’s Day Spectator

A spectator watching the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork yesterday climbed up on the National Monument on the Grand Parade to get a better view. Lucky him. As I said yesterday, it was easier and more enjoyable photographing the parade spectators than the parade! Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO […]

La Fheile Phadraig i gCorcaigh

La Fheile Phadraig i gCorcaigh

‘Se seo Lá Fhéile Phadraig inniu. Chuaigh me isteach sa chathair (gan an chlann) chun féachaint ar an paráid ach ni fhacha me moran de. Bhi an meid sin daoine ann. Ni raibh paisti in ann aon rud a fheisceant in aon chor. Bhi sé nios éasca agus bhain me nios mo taineamh as pictuiri […]

Big smile for the Parade!

Big smile for the Parade! I think it’s safe to say this was the biggest smile of St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2008 for me. Nobody in the crowd was smiling anyway. They were all too squashed in or straining to see over the heads of those in front.

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I can see the parade!

I can see the parade! Some people go to all lengths to watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade as these kids show. Congrats to my friends John and Ann on the birth of their son Caelin yesterday. You’re lives are going to change *so much* but you’re going to have a great time with the […]

A young leprechaun in the crowd

A young leprechaun in the crowd Squashed in on St Patrick’s Day.

La le Phadraig ar Sraid Phadraig

La le Phadraig ar Sraid Phadraig Children look out of an upstairs window in Merchants Quay shopping centre. When I took this shot I didn’t even see them! I was concentrating on the kids in the foreground with their flags. I think they frame the street sign rather nicely and ties in with the name […]

The Grumpy Lepruachan

The Grumpy Lepruachan If you’re going to sit up on a high wall wearing a funny hat you could at least look happy that you have a great position to see the St Patrick’s Day Parade. No, I didn’t see this fella smile at all. A year before the wall was taken over by photographers […]