I just came across this article from The Kilkenny People from St Patrick’s Day 2010! Seems like such a long time ago to be honest. Back then I used to work in Dignity Kilkenny a bit and really enjoyed it there. Kilkenny was like a second home but nowadays I don’t get to see much of it. Think I’m due a visit soon!
Up to 20,000 enjoy St Patrick's Day festivities
By: Jim Rhatigan
Pictures: Pat Moore
Date: Monday, March 15, 2010
IT WAS arguably the greatest ever St Patrick’s Day in Kilkenny. The big parade that took over one and a half hours to cross the city was one of the best supported in years.
And the organisers of the parade, and concert on the new look Parade, can certainly take a bow as up to 20,000 men, women and children enjoyed a wonderful day of festivities.
The concert was a rip roaring success with a host of local entertainers provided a tremendous show. The show rocked from start to a resounding finish when Joanna Ryde and Pyrotechnix from St Kieran’s College really let it rip. MC was Edwina Grace who did a first class job.
Kilkenny was awash with shamrock and traditional green and white badges and buntings. The day was a real multi cultural affair with people from several countries around the world entering into the spirit of St Patrick.