Best moments from Galway’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Galway Daily news st St Patrick's Day celebrations kicking off with biggest ever parade today

Another year, another St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone in Galway City.

But this St. Patrick’s Day parade more than made up for the letdown from last year’s cancellation.

Here are some snaps of our favourite moments from Saturday!

If you have any great photos of the day you’d like to share, send them to We’ll post the top five!

The parade kicked off with a sparkly MC:
St. Patrick's Day Parade MC

Eyre Square was packed as Galway residents all tried to see what was coming next.
St. Patrick's Day Parade crowd

There was some lovely dancing from the Galway Filipino community
St. Patrick's Day Parade Filipino Community

Local school marching bands got involved, too
St. Patrick's Day parade marching band
St. Patrick's Day Parade marching band

Along with Galway’s tallest residents, the Community Circus folk
St. Patrick's Day Parade stiltwalkers

We found Nemo! He’s one of the Sea Scouts.

And then some horses from an actual circus captivated the children:

Macnas’ famous dancers and giant puppets made an appearance

Members of the crowd displayed their inventiveness as well

Even the guards joined the fun!

Los Clandestinos played to a festive atmosphere after the parade

And shop street was draped in green and gold.

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