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Friday, March 18, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Parade....

We chose not to go into the city centre for the parade yesterday - there are just too many people, to hard to see and to get a decent vantage point you have to wait for hours in the same spot.  Not something we can easily do with our two small ones....

Instead we went to Swords, a town near the airport and where my DH's offices are.  We were able to see the parade just outside the door of the office and leave our bags locked in the foyer and not worry about them.  The little ones got to sit on the kerb and got a front row seat for the whole parade.  (Apart from mommy standing in front of them with her camera!)

Before we left I snapped a picture of my DD's friends all dressed up for their day out yesterday - remember it was not warm and sunny....





 The parade passed over an hour and we went to have some lunch and then off to see my DH play in his traditional irish band.  We only lasted about an hour as the little one was just too grumpy and upset that she could not run around the pub on such a busy day so it was home to bed for us and we left DH to play.





 So that's how we do it here in Ireland, no pinching, no green beer (that I could find), just a family day out and a bit of fun for all.

4 comments:

Handmade Hannah said...

Looks like a wonderful family day out! Your girls are adorable :)

Sandra said...

Looks like a fun day was had.

misteejay said...

That all looks great fun.

Thank you for your comment on my blog - I probably didn't make myself as clear as I should have...

We English seem to have no problem joining in with the Irish to celebrate St Patrick's Day but we seem pretty slow on the up-take when it comes to celebrating our own saint - St George. I love the way the Irish enjoy their saint's day to its full extent.

Toni :o)

sutty said...

What a great day, love the photos - especially the musicians - bet that was a lovely end to the day :)