The St. Patrick’s day Parade in Cork: a gallery of colors

A Parade of colors

Despite the intense cold of a non-typical “end of winter”, last Saturday  many people went to enjoy the Parade  in the city Center of Cork.
The masks, the costumes, the colors and, above all, the joy made the party memorable.

I did not regret, therefore, that I made the decision to see the event, positioning myself strategically in a point where I could have a good view… just an hour before, challenging the 4 degrees (perceived below zero). I spent two hours admiring the Parade, armed with a cell phone and a reflex camera. After that, I joined a few friends at Silly Goose for a pint of St. Patrick’s.

St. Patrick day, Parade

Whatching England Vs Ireland in Cork at the “Tom Barry” pub : double party, double joy for Cork people…The irish victory in Rugby

See the gallery below

A multicultural Parade

It was, as said, a very interesting parade for many reasons. Noteworthy,  the presence of groups not only from Ireland but from various parts of the world: Sudan, Mexico, Nepal, China, Congo, India, Brazil to name a few. Let alone  the Baltimore  and Jersey  city police from US. Along with these multicultural groups there were, of course, other local ones  like the Karate school, the Capoeira , the “Wheelers” (association for people on the wheelchairs), the skating association , and many other entities.

SEE THE OFFICIAL SITE OF CORK SAINT PATRICK FESTIVAL

On the other hand, today, a double party as Rugby’s greens have scrambled their super rival English cousins at the last match of the Six Nations cup, winning the competition this year. I show here, as usual, some shots of the day. Any comments bad or good, it is always appreciated.
Good evening from Cork and good St. Patrick to everyone

SEE ALSO THE CELEBRATION OF EASTER RISING, 1916-2016

Note: of course, I had to narrow down the pictures to few of them as I really have taken many shots. Despite that, i have tried to make the reportage as much complete as possible including more or less all the groups. I am sorry if i left some of them out of this reportage, but i really had limited time and the post processing was already very long. ANother note, as per my idea, the image editing is limited to the very basics, little bit more contrasting and colors-fix.

Short video: the Parade in …Gran Parade

Happy public assisting the Parade

Happiness is all around between the public: just a little before the start… a group of young girls pose for me

People with the St.Patrick colors and the flag of Ireland painted, St. Patrick Parade, Cork, 17.3.2018

People with painted  the  flag of Ireland on themselves is common during St.Patrick  day

The public is looking forward to the beginning of the Parade

The public is looking forward to the beginning of the Parade

The public is looking forward to the beginning of the Parade

The public is looking forward to the beginning of the Parade

the Parade started! the first parading group are bikers

Started! the first parading group are bikers

Happy children excited for the Parade, observe it with real passion and curiosity

Happy children excited for the Parade, observe it with real passion and curiosity

Watching the Parade worth, even with the cold...

Watching the Parade worth, even with the cold…

An ancient car parades ..in the Parade, Cork ,17.3.2018, St. Patrick's Day

An ancient car parades

Band in St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018

The band parades…

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Military parade

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Military Parade

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Again an image from the military group

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Group of children dedicated to the sport

EQUALITY AND FAITH

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Religious parade

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Equality group with kids

 

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Kids for the equality group

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Again an image from the equality group

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Some funny costumes did not miss in the Fest

ALL THE WAY FROM EASTERN ASIA!

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Korean group

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Martial art group from China

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Martial art group from China

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Chinese presence

FUNNY MASKS AND FOOD

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Other happy and bizarre masks

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Happiness all around, and colors too

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

“Cork Penny dinners” group, Cork

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Kid from the “Cork Penny dinners” group, Cork

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Another image from the “Cork Penny dinners” group, Cork

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Carnival float of the Cork Penny Dinners, Cork

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

another kid from the Cork Penny dinners” group, Cork

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Again from the Cork Penny dinners” group, Cork

THE “WHEELERS” AND MANY MORE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

the Parade continues…other groups marching

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

the “Wheelers”, Cork

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

A group from Congo

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Vietnam group

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Another view of the Parade

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Capoeira group, a touch of Brazil in Cork

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Kids from the “Cork figure ice skating association”

 

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

the skilled kids from the Capoeira school in Cork

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Little Girl from the musical band

THE MEXICAN DANCE OF COLORS

Mexican dresses: a beautiful wave of colors

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

The beautiful pageant of the Mexican dresses

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

The Parade turns to Mexico

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

A mexican lady enjoying her perfomance

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

a Close up of a dancer from the Mexican folks

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

A mix of traditional and modern, is the Mexican way in the Parade

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

A close up of a lad, dancer in the Parade

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Close-up of a girl in the Mexican group of dancers

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

3 dancers of the mexican group of dancers: their performance was stunning

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Elegance and stunning costumes of the mexican group

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

A row of amazing colors

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Again, the awesome elegance of the mexican girls dancers

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

The lads from the Jersey city police parading in Cork

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

The Jersey city police presences in the Parade

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Jersey city police department parades

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Members of the Jersey city police department

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Lads of the Jersey city police distribute their pins to the public

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

The People’s climate action group

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Bafielts.nl group

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

A little girl from the musical band engaged in a trumpet

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

A lad from the musical band

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Music from the band cheers the Parade up

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Fluting in the Parade…

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Sudanese group

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

People from Sudan make their presence in the Parade

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

2 girls at the end of the Parade

IN ADDITION: OTHER FUNNY COLORFUL COSTUMES

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Wonder Woman in the Parade!

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Another pretty costume

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

An exciting wave of blue and green in the Parade

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Another funny float

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Lithuanian group

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Again beautiful colors and costumes

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

close-up

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

The last groups and the Parade is ready to leave Gran Parade and heads to St. Patrick Street

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

A parade float in South Mall

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

A line of beautiful colors

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Close of girls from again, another nice group – the colors are noteworthy

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Girl exhibits in a colorful dance between South Mall and Gran Parade

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Again, lads of a group marchin in the Parade

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Little girls show their skills in Dancing

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Allegoric relevant and outstanding costumes

St. Patrick day, Parade, 17.3.2018, Cork, Ireland

Another group of noteworthy masked people marching

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