The St Patrick’s Day committee in Portlaoise always pull out all the stops and it was no different back in 2008.
What didn’t they have?! Camels, horse-drawn carriages, drummers, old cars, new cars, Elvis impersonators and a whole lot more.
With glorious sunshine helping, there was a huge crowd in Portlaoise as the parade made its way around the town.
The crowds were five deep in places with tri-coloured hats, masks and various other get-ups on display.
Alf Harvey’s archives, as ever, throw up a wonderful set of images and many will find it hard to believe that 13 years have passed since this day.
With groups from all the schools and sports clubs the younger generation were well represented but Portlaoise Tidy Towns also took part and fittingly they brought their wheelbarrows.
There was also a representation from the Durrow 300 committee who were that year celebrating a significant milestone in the town’s history.
Check out the best of them below:
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