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Saturday, 17th March 2018

In pictures - Drogheda Saint Patrick's Day parade

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Drogheda Polish School marching in the Drogheda St. Patrick's Day Parade on Peter Street. Pictures by Jenny Matthews.

Participants and spectators alike braved a bracing cold wind and freezing conditions for the annual Saint Patrick's Day parade through Drogheda. The parade followed the usual route, but there was nothing usual about the weather. A strong easterly wind made it a challenge for those taking part, while the crowds watching struggled to keep warm. However, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

Participants in the parade.
The Daffodil Day float at the Drogheda St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Nicole Carey with Michael, Ethan and Eoin at the Parade.
Saint Patrick at the front of the parade.
Newtown Blues GFC members taking part in the parade.
Making music for St. Patrick's Day.
A Co. Down accordion band plays music in the parade.
Monasterboice Ladybird Guides taking part in the parade.
Martin, Sophia and Jake Carr with Aoife Durnin at the Drogheda St. Patrick's Day parade.
Daffodil Day Float at the Drogheda St. Patrick's Day parade.
Karmulamu, Lakpa and Laktu at the Drogheda parade.
Kids taking part in the parade.
The Fleadh Cheoil is coming to Drogheda in August.
Conor Durnin watching the parade.
Emmet Russell with Warren Smith drumming up support at the Drogheda parade.
Grand Marshal Lolo Robinson and chief organiser Isabelle San Roma at the Drogheda St. Patrick's Day parade.
Patrick Murphy and Patrick Murphy Jnr.
Boyne AC members taking part in the parade.
The Turner Family at the parade.
Frank Godfrey looking very colourful for the parade.
Members of the Mayobridge Band taking part in the parade.
Megan and Karen Smyth.
Tadhg McEvoy at the Drogheda St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Walkies! A dog arrayed in green for the special day.

Onlookers were well wrapped up on what was a bitterly cold day.

Alan and Wendy Campbell at the parade.
Culture Connect taking part in the parade on Peter Street.
Larina Nash with Robert and Finn Moore observe the parade on St. Mary's Bridge.
The Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann float.
Juris, Katja and Tim at the Drogheda St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Majorettes in the parade.
Madeline and Claudia at the Drogheda St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Oscar and Larry Winters enjoying the Drogheda parade.
Richie Culhane with Mayor of Saint-Mande Patrick Beaudouin, Jean-Pierre Nectoux, Christine and Jacqueline at the Drogheda St. Patrick's Day Parade.

This article was written by Anthony Murphy

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