The outbreak of Coronavirus across the world has meant the widespread cancellation of almost all public gatherings.
But it’s still St Patrick’s Day this week and Tuesday will be a national holiday.
Today we’re looking back on the 2010 Mountrath parade.
That year crowds flocked to the streets from the town and surrounding areas to celebrate the festival which included local businesses, community groups and sports clubs.
It was the first parade in Mountrath for many years.
Providing entertainment in the square ahead of the parade were local band Strain the Spuds who played all things Irish for the day that was in it.
The fire brigade led the way in the parade ahead of GAA clubs from Camross and Mountrath.
The Irish Red Cross also participated as did Mountrath Foroige, the Club Scouts Tots and Co playschool and Aisling Walsh Dance Academy.
Martin Conroy brought his vintage tractors along for the day and was joined by vintage clubs from Raheen and Ballyroan, as well as Laois Hospice Rally.
You can check out a selection of Alf’s great photos below which will no doubt bring some of those featured right down memory lane.