Because of the global Coronavirus pandemic and restrictions on public gatherings, there were no St Patrick’s Day parades as is tradition on our national holiday.
Right throughout the county parades were cancelled.
But Laois people still marked the occasion – with many dressing up in colour and hosting all sorts of imaginative parades.
The crew in Supervalu in Stradbally went viral with their effort while there were also some other hugely entertaining displays from families in Cullahill, Emo and Ratheniska that came to our attention.
We put a shout out to our readers to send us their photos and we got a huge response from families all around Laois – and some Laois people in different parts of the world.
Right throughout the day, people sent us images – mostly of their children – fully decked out in St Patrick’s Day attire.
From Camross to Graiguecullen, Clonaslee to Killeshin, families – through a mix of patriotism and probably boredom in these testing, worrying times – embraced the day.
You can check out a selection of the images that were sent into us below.