Friday, March 18, 2011

Behind the Parade 2

Apparently, it's now a 10-day celebration! Yea, right, or good for business!

The owner of this flag thinks it's all over! The 10-day message escaped them.

This pub was well decked out, ready for celebrations!

This made me laugh, three tractors IS a parade!

Painting faces for charity, and, in return for a donation, I got to take her photo. Fair deal!

These Shamrock tights were very popular.

This, to me, is a perfect pint of Guinness, a chocolate one!

This guy was popular, there were queues to get their photo taken with him.

Of course, we had to have "Póg Mo Thón" !

A discarded wand, wonder why?Someone else who doesn't realise it's now a 10-day Festival!

This lady got in the green groove.

And the charity shops had the Green theme too!


  1. I love Guinness, but I sure would not mind to try that chocolate one as well.;) I wonder whether the foamy top is white chocolate, my favorite.;)
    Fun images.;)
    Have a lovely weekend,

  2. Such a fun series, I'm really enjoying your behind the scenes look :).

    And I'd pick a chocolate Guiness over a regular one any day! I can't stand beer, I'm always the sole cider drinker in the pub LOL.

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  3. Never say 'no' to chocolate...but I think I'd prefer a real Guinness. Aren't those shamrock tights are lovely on the young legs? I wouldn't be so brave.
    I enjoyed the variety of your photos. You've really captured the spirit of celebration.

  4. I need some shamrock tights, and unlike Stephanie, I don't care how old I happen to be. With the right long and wide top, I think I can make them look good.

    I'm happy to know that since I worked Thursday, I can still celebrate today--I missed out on nothing.

  5. The woman and her bottom out:). Oh no! Bottom's UP! Nooooooooo :)

  6. A ten day celebration...... wow!
    I expect there will be many a headache.
    I had an Irish workmate once who used to HATE the way other people exploited her country by referring to or dressing up as leprechauns and the like.She would get wild. However you are have a sense of humour about it because they are often in your pictures..... but I still feel awkward because of her.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  7. Thanks for all your comments. It was fun to go around the "back" of the parade snapping a few interesting sights.
    @Maggie- I think if we can't have a laugh at ourselves (especially the way things are here at present) then we may as well hang up our boots! Leprechauns rock as far as I'm concerned!

    Amy/She Writes - bottom's not really out! Last year I snapped a boy but didn't even see the bottom thingy until I uploaded the photo!Imagine!

  8. I'm a little late wishing you a Happy St. Patty's day, but it looks like you had a good one! :)


  9. More wonderful scenes Mimi!
    I love the leprechaun! I'd stand in line.
    Chocolate Guiness - I never knew. Thanks for leaving that tip. :)

  10. What a great series of photos! Great way to tell a story!

  11. the girl that u photographed is very very beautiful.
    I visited Ireland some years ago and loved. The best memories of an English romance...never I forgot it!!!!

  12. A ten day celebration sounds very "Irish". We should all learn how to enjoy ourselves like that. My Mum and Dad had some Irish friends at their wedding and they often talked of the celebrations going on for 3 days! Glad to see that you still keep up the old traditions.

  13. I'm with empty nester I like how you tell your story. I bet it was a blast. I'm a new follower. :)

  14. LOVE the shamrock tights! I love St. Patty's Day--looks like you know how to do it up!

  15. What fun! All I did was sit on my arse and eat Colcannon and soda bread - but sure was good! :-D