St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin

(continuer en français) – Last updated: October 8, 2020

The Irish have a well-deserved reputation for partying. With St. Patrick’s Day, we take it to the next level, it’s THE party. As this year’s festivities are cancelled as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the virus, I’ve searched through my archives from years spent in Dublin to select a photo gallery that captures the joyful atmosphere of the national day on March 17.

It all starts with a parade on O’Connell Street, with flags and music.

The Lord Mayor’s coach yields into the middle of it, in the absence of a monarchy, it keeps its pomp and splendour.

Floats rivaling each other in originality take to the pavement and parade surrounded by a crowd of participants in colourful outfits.

Then comes the after parade where the spectators take over the streets and spread out loudly throughout the city centre.

And as is often the case, the most excited ones head for Temple Bar, where the tradition of celebrations is not limited to March 17th.

There are times when people get tired.

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