Around 40,000 people celebrate on the streets as Grand Marshal Dr Norah Patten leads out one of Limerick best ever parades.
Limerick was over the moon, as Grand Marshal Norah Patten, who is in the running to be Ireland’s first astronaut, helped the thousands of energetic participants in this year’s parade to reach for the stars.
The theme of the parade was ‘One Giant Leap and 60 community groups and sports clubs brought the theme to life, along with some of Ireland’s best street theatre companies.
Around 40,000 people enjoyed the festivities, as the rain held off for the most part and the sun shone on the crowds.
A further 1,600 viewed it online as Limerick’s parade was broadcast Live on Facebook for the first time ever. Some of the viewers were from as far away as Mississippi, USA.