Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig!
March 17, Ireland’s national day, was marked with fantastic style and enthusiasm across our county on Monday.
From our spectacular landmarks bathed in a green glow at the Rock of Cashel and Cahir Castle, to the little faces adorned with painted-on shamrocks, when it comes to celebrating all that is good about Irish culture the towns across South Tipperary are second to none.
This year The Nationalist is publishing photographs in this special, pull-out supplement so you can enjoy all the fun of the day from your own town and from the parades you might not have been able to get to.
Over the following 16 pages we have great photographs from Carrick on Suir, Clonmel, Cahir, Cashel and Tipperary Town thanks to our ever-ready photographers who were out and about on Monday. From sports clubs and community groups to dancers and musical bands, the parades in South Tipp had it all - we even had a few patient pets who let their owners dress them up in green for the day!
And we all got into the spirit of the day. It’s not just those who make a fantastic effort with costumes and floats to take part in the parades that contribute to the colourful atmosphere these days, the enthusiastic that line the streets in all our town centres are decked out in green.
But it’s not just the local festivities we captured - as you read through the following pages keep an eye out for South Tipp ex-pats who were celebrating the national holiday in a few far-flung destinations!