The pupils and students of St Patrick’s Infants’ School, St Patrick’s GNS, St Patrick’s BNS and St Patrick’s College on Gardiner’s Hill made the march yesterday down to St Luke’s and back again.
In Mahon, the parade was hosted at Mahon Community Centre with the Cottage
Manager of the Mahon Community Centre Denis Coffey said the turnout was tremendous and the costumes were spectacular with a strong community spirit displayed.
All eyes will be on the Cork city parade on Sunday with the Lord Mayor Mick Finn and the Grand Marshall Olympian Rob Heffernan leading the 2,000 strong groups of volunteers that will be lining out to entertain the masses, regardless of wind, rain or snow.
Thankfully, according to Met Eireann, the weather is forecast to be calm and dry when the parade begins on the South Mall at 1pm.