Saint Patrick's Day 2021

Saint Patrick's Day is a day filled with tradition and culture in Ireland. A day when family and friends meet to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. 

The Saint Patrick's Day parade in Ennis is a long standing tradition and I have gone from walking in it with my local GAA Club and Irish Dancing school to photographing the participants for local media outlets. The Ennis parade is not just a celebration of Saint Patrick and Ireland but it is a union of the cultures that play a massive part in the community of Ennis.

Over the years I have created some traditions of my own for the day and have definitely missed these last year and  will miss them again this year. The day starts with receiving the shamrock from Aoife's mam and we then head into town to get a good viewing point. While Aoife and family watch the parade, I am found meandering in and out amongst the floats capturing images. Once the streets have emptied it is off for the Saint Patrick's day fry and home to catch the highlights of the parades from around the country.

Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Ennis, Clare

Below are some of the highlights of the last few years of parades in Ennis.

Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Ennis, Clare
Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Ennis, Clare
Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Ennis, Clare
Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Ennis, Clare
Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Ennis, Clare
Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Ennis, Clare

 

Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Ennis, Clare
Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Ennis, Clare
Irish Dancing at Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Ennis, Clare

We are all in this together and we will celebrate traditions together in the near future again too.

 Stay safe and Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Gary



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