Last Saturday March 9th the Irish community of Louisville, Kentucky took to the streets to commemorate St. Patrick. In preparation for Sunday’s celebration of all things Irish, here are some photos of the saints and scholars who marched, rode their bikes, drove their cars or waved from numerous green parade floats.
Everyone was in a festive mood, even our red-headed bikers.
St. Patrick listened attentively to confessions….
… Then took to the streets leading the dancing leprechauns.
Shamrocks dressed formally in their ties….
….. Then did the Harlam Shamrock Shake.
Louisville’s Painted Horses donned the green.
And our canine friends enjoyed the show….
….Watching the floats go by with their owners.
Even the cameras were shot for “the wearin’ of the green.”
The crowd was “Irish and awesome”….
…. Wearing Forty “Shades” of Green.
Some shady floats were just plain cool….
…. Others decked in green balloons.
Soldiers from days gone by appeared in full uniform.
Rainbows of green pointed the way towards pots of gold.
And golden dog treats dangled from multi-colored rainbows.
And finally Shamrock Man,
clothed from head to toe in Irish green with Guinness briefs,
saluted all the parade goers.
A great day was had by all, as Louisville happily and eagerly celebrated Ireland and St. Patrick.
Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig Daoibh
(St. Patrick’s Day Blessings)
Irish American Mom