March 17, 2011


On this day in 461, St. Patrick, died in Saul. Ireland and most of the World celebrates this day in his honor.
Paddys Day 2011
St. Patrick's Day in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Morning started with a clear blue sky and full of Spring promise but post-noon the sky darkened and cold rain showers came. The parade started at 3.30pm and contained many fine local floats. There was a good turn-out and the mood was cheerful and relaxed. Well done to all that took part.

Photo: This gentleman passed me on the bridge in Boyle, I'm afraid I don't know his name but he was kind enough to pose for a photo. I thought he very much reflected the mood on the day, joyous and carefree. My gratitude.
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