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17 things you're bound to spot at a St Patrick's Day parade down the country
Who needs Dublin and its fancy parade, TBH?

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1. A St Patrick with a cotton wool beard and tinfoil crozier

2. Terrifying off-brand versions of beloved children’s characters

3. Tiny, adorable children. You’re not sure what they’re supposed to be, but they seem delighted to be there so it’s lovely

4. At least one teenager looking like they would rather die than hold this stupid banner, MAM

5. A cheeky reference to international politics (Expect allllll of the Trumps)

6. A cheeky reference to the Irish joke du jour (in previous years we’ve had Irish Water, the horsemeat scandal, The Gathering, etc. What’ll it be this year?)

7. Water guns

8. A Rose of Tralee, or the town’s equivalent, sitting in the back of a vintage car

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9. Tractors. Several of them, just trundling through the town

10. A marching band drafted in from somewhere random, as this town certainly does not have a marching band

11. A local politician waving grandly like they’re Barack Obama

12. A group of children Irish dancing/playing trad on a flatbed truck


13. An animal dyed green

14. A van from a local business, sparsely decorated, relishing the promo opportunity

15. Hay bales, here there and everywhere

16. The local fire service

17. And the Order of Malta. Our one constant in this crazy world

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