St Patrick’s Day is all about representing your community and those in Durrow and Abbeyleix were not found wanting today.
Abbeyleix was out of the traps first with their parade getting underway at 12pm.
The rain was falling from the sky at that stage but this didn’t deter those involved.
With a viewing stand set up in the middle of the picturesque town, floats passed by in their droves.
The green was truly on show but plenty of yellow and blue for Abbeyleix also.
Durrow, home of The Scarecrow Festival, had a big celebration that got underway at 12pm and lasted until 3pm.
The parade itself began at 1.30pm with everyone meeting at Erkindale and marching from there.
Photographer Alf Harvey was in both places today.
Check out his great pictures below:
DURROW ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE 2023
ABBEYLEIX ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE 2023