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Padraig Haugh, honoured in St Patrick's Day parade in Doonbeg. Photograph by John Kelly

Doonbeg recalls the Bard of Bansha

Members of the City Rhythm band from Limerick performing at the St Patrick's Day Parade in Doonbeg. Photograph by John Kelly.
Members of the City Rhythm band from Limerick performing at the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Doonbeg. Photograph by John Kelly.

AS befitting a as place known far and wide as The Long Village, the St Patrick’s Day parade in Doonbeg was a long-tailed and very colourful affair.  It reflected many aspect of local life, with quite an emphasis on the 1,00th anniversary of the death of Brian Boru.

Plain sailing for some at the St Patrick's Day Parade in Doonbeg. Photograph by John Kelly.
Plain sailing for some at the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Doonbeg. Photograph by John Kelly.

On of the most remarked upon floats was that which paid tribute to the late Padraig Haugh, the Bard of Bansha, a poet and raconteur, who penned many a verse in respect of great occasions in the parish.

Naoinra Doonbeg pupils marching at the St Patrick's Day Parade in Doonbeg. Photograph by John Kelly.
Naoinra Doonbeg pupils marching at the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Doonbeg. Photograph by John Kelly.

A very big crowd turned out to enjoy the parade.

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