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St. Patrick's Day Parade

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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 17,710 Mod ✭✭✭✭Henry Ford III


    I thought it was poor enough tbh. The drunk with his dog was a highlight.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 422 ✭✭CCSL


    Excellent photos from today's parade here;

    http://blog.munsterbusiness.ie/


    It was a great parade but perhaps a bit long. Did we need to have the complete Eco Warm Fleet? People were leaving before the end.

    I think they should go back to Floats not Fleets!
    I shot over 1400 Photos in total then quickly narrowed that down to 400ish for posting on our gallery.

    My Fav Pic of the day..

    IMGP3072.JPG
    :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,604 ✭✭✭Kev_ps3


    I thought it was poor enough tbh. The drunk with his dog was a highlight.

    lol


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,214 ✭✭✭wylo


    I thought it was like looking at traffic at times tbh.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,149 ✭✭✭✭Berty


    CCSL wrote: »
    It was a great parade but perhaps a bit long. Did we need to have the complete Eco Warm Fleet? People were leaving before the end.

    I think they should go back to Floats not Fleets!
    I shot over 1400 Photos in total then quickly narrowed that down to 400ish for posting on our gallery.


    You definately like the girls anyway, especially the one's with sunglasses. :D


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 422 ✭✭CCSL


    Berty wrote: »
    You definately like the girls anyway, especially the one's with sunglasses. :D

    Yes that it.. Reflection shots... Cough... Tumbleweed blows through room...

    AAAANNNNNYYY Wayyy

    if that was not the case then you could say I must have a thing for french horns as well..........:eek::eek:
    :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,612 ✭✭✭bullets


    Kinda disturbing the amount of advertising going on in
    the parade for commercial businnes etc in those Pics

    You've got Live 95fm, and Connely for men, Spin FM,
    BB's Muffins, Catering companys, Eco warm insulation, Ryans Timber dock road, Castles limerick (bouncey castles), Limerick independant, Savins, O Connel School of motering advertising bathrooms, Papa johns etc etc etc


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,816 ✭✭✭phill106


    ya it seemed more like slow moving billboards rather then floats.
    Not one cappucino and muffin thrown from the bibis one.
    No doors thrown.
    No insulation, though i did see shirts.

    Speaking of insulation, there was a silly amount of trucks for that in the float!


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,149 ✭✭✭✭Berty


    I'd say because of the theme "I Love Limerick" the Limerick Co-ordination office were tasked to promote the city and county by any means.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 422 ✭✭CCSL


    bullets wrote: »
    Kinda disturbing the amount of advertising going on in
    the parade for commercial businnes etc in those Pics

    You've got Live 95fm, and Connely for men, Spin FM,
    BB's Muffins, Catering companys, Eco warm insulation, Ryans Timber dock road, Castles limerick (bouncey castles), Limerick independant, Savins, O Connel School of motering advertising bathrooms, Papa johns etc etc etc

    Its got to be hard to get anyone to enter the parade and not to expect them to want to advertise their company at the same time but it did seem a bit over the top this year. Besides the Scouts and local groups it was all commercial.

    I think that if they have a theme then those that enter the parade have to put in a bit of effort and not just stick a I love limerick sticker on their van and drive it down O'Connell St infront of a captive audience.

    Look at the effort that some made - The northside learning hub and the Polish School were great. The actual I love Limerick Float was great as well.

    I think a smaller parade with more interesting floats and groups rather than a parade of Limerick companies would ensure a better turnout next year.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,214 ✭✭✭wylo


    agreed with the above, granted there probably isnt money to pay for external people to come in, but the people that are doing it, especially the companys should have to be quality controlled, if it carrys on like that people arent gonna bother going anymore.
    That said I dont mind any non profit groups just walking down and representing themselves, theyre doing enough for the City already.


  • Registered Users Posts: 34,788 ✭✭✭✭krudler


    There were tanks rolling through O'connell st?! where are they when we need them :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,491 ✭✭✭sioda


    Sorry folks opening myself to flaming but it was Sh1te.

    The so called banning of commercial floats a few years ago has been replaced with thinly veiled sponsorship instead.

    Why not let the kids( I mean god we have lots of scouts ladybirds etc..) make floats models who cares once its made with a bit of fun in mind and allow businesses to disguise their advertising in papier mache

    Surely people can remember the mr binman and ipodec dragons skip trucks a few years ago


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,916 ✭✭✭RonMexico


    It has always been third rate ****e.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,149 ✭✭✭✭Berty


    It was the biggest parade in Ireland this year.

    Take out the commercial advertising and what are you left with?


  • Registered Users Posts: 983 ✭✭✭daveob007


    sioda wrote: »
    Sorry folks opening myself to flaming but it was Sh1te.

    The so called banning of commercial floats a few years ago has been replaced with thinly veiled sponsorship instead.

    Why not let the kids( I mean god we have lots of scouts ladybirds etc..) make floats models who cares once its made with a bit of fun in mind and allow businesses to disguise their advertising in papier mache

    Surely people can remember the mr binman and ipodec dragons skip trucks a few years ago
    +1 to that it was crap way too many companies getting in on cheap advertising,,not enough bands either and the gap between the bands was too big,it meant waiting in silence for 20 mins before a band or something entertaining came along.
    some groups made a great effort but mostly boring.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,434 ✭✭✭✭Blazer


    Berty wrote: »
    You definately like the girls anyway, especially the one's with sunglasses. :D

    link please :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,413 ✭✭✭Stab*City


    The parade was terrible and very slow moving down by patrick street... didnt stay for the whole thing as i have much better things to waste my time on!
    i think the band parade should be the paddy's day parade..


    Was at the Disney Main Street Parade last Tuesday now thats a parade!


  • Registered Users Posts: 140 ✭✭supermommy


    The parade was weak. The highlight for the kids and myself was the tanks! They were cool. We left halfway through as the kids couldn't really see and weren't impressed with what they could see.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,413 ✭✭✭Stab*City


    Didnt see the tanks.. probably got bored by then.. the only interesting thing we saw was the steam powered tractor..

    very interesting to see our newest and largest group of immigrants were out in force.. im talking about those orange women all over the place.. where are they from?:D

    We need to ban the fake tan same as the stuff in the head shops.. total misuse of fake tan..


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  • Registered Users Posts: 983 ✭✭✭daveob007


    and as usual loads of scumbags all over the place,like cockroaches coming out from under their hovels to contaminate the city.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,816 ✭✭✭phill106


    tanks, dam i missed them!
    Were they in parade, or there to disperse crowd after :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 140 ✭✭supermommy


    daveob007 wrote: »
    and as usual loads of scumbags all over the place,like cockroaches coming out from under their hovels to contaminate the city.

    They were very bad right in front of supermacs, but that's not really shocking. The amount of travellers where we were standing! I wanted to cover my 12 yr old's eyes from the girls! And the bellyfat hangin out on em! I spent more time traveller watchin than parade watching! Ha!


  • Registered Users Posts: 140 ✭✭supermommy


    The tanks were right at the start!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,929 ✭✭✭Raiser


    CCSL wrote: »
    It was a great parade but perhaps a bit long. Did we need to have the complete Eco Warm Fleet? People were leaving before the end.

    I think they should go back to Floats not Fleets!

    What? Weren't you really impressed to see an Eco Warm Truck, and then an Eco Warm Truck and then an Eco Warm Truck and then an Eco Warm Truck Eco Warm Truck, and then an Eco Warm Truck and then an Eco Warm Truck and then an Eco Warm Truck and then an Eco Warm Van and then an Eco Warm Van?

    Yep counted 8 Trucks and 2 poxy vans - It was well worth standing on the side of the Street for......
    bullets wrote: »
    Kinda disturbing the amount of advertising going on in
    the parade for commercial businnes etc in those Pics

    You've got Live 95fm, and Connely for men, Spin FM,
    BB's Muffins, Catering companys, Eco warm insulation, Ryans Timber dock road, Castles limerick (bouncey castles), Limerick independant, Savins, O Connel School of motering advertising bathrooms, Papa johns etc etc etc

    To be honest I have absolutely no problem with Companies or Local Business advertising away if they have made some effort to add to the event at the same time.

    Give out Flyers, display your phone numbers or whatever - just be sure to have made some effort regarding a Float or a Couple of Clown Costumes or whatever - Anything else just makes your Company look like opportunistic, cheapskates and they're best avoided at the best of times so its ultimately a negative effect for the Dopes....

    - Missing from your list above is Apollo Blinds - I posted about them 2 years ago too here. Once again these absolute Gobshítes were allowed into the Parade having made no effort at all - They just showed up with their trucks having spent 30 seconds putting a crappy, tiny, cheap, plastic Irish flag on each.

    What it amounts to is greedy, cheap Business Owners making their poor Employees work on the National Holiday driving Commercial vehicles down the main Street cause they are too fcuking cheap to pay for actual Advertising.

    The Parade Organisers should laugh at these People and run them out - Utter Prícks.
    Berty wrote: »
    It was the biggest parade in Ireland this year.

    Take out the commercial advertising and what are you left with?

    The Parade was almost 2 hours long - quality over quantity required definitely....
    supermommy wrote: »
    The parade was weak. The highlight for the kids and myself was the tanks! They were cool. We left halfway through as the kids couldn't really see and weren't impressed with what they could see.

    They were Willie O'Deas Mowags - Why we have budgeted for and purchased Mowags that we haven't bother to deploy is currently beyond me.

    - There are some amount of Groups you'd never even heard of wandering around with Assault Rifles - Had no notion we had about 8 Adult Playgroups with access to the Steyr Aug Bullpup

    steyr_aug.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,413 ✭✭✭Stab*City


    supermommy wrote: »
    traveller watchin


    Now theres an idea for a parade.. Plus it would be worth 10 million to the city.:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,091 ✭✭✭db


    This was the worst St. Patrick's Day parade Limerick has ever seen - we didn't even have the fly past by the Air Force this year now that Willie is no longer the boss. My kids were desperate to get away after an hour they were so bored. There was no atmosphere there at all and the only group that were any way excited to be there were the Canadian schoolkids.

    Another thing - there was absolutely no crowd control. We got there in plenty of time to get a good spot by the barrier - then as the parade started loads of people went out in front of the barriers so the rest of us couldn't see anything. The one garda in the area completely ignored them and one of the organisers even had to move them back so they wouldn't be too close to the insulation trucks.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 967 ✭✭✭Jigga


    The scum really come out for St. Patrick's day. When i was heading home last night about 10 some lad had gotten bottled outside Burger King. Earlier I saw big group of scumbags fighting outside the casino on William Street in broad daylight. Also one of my friends saw a man chasing another man and baiting him in Thomondgate about 10ish.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,015 ✭✭✭✭Mc Love


    db wrote: »
    This was the worst St. Patrick's Day parade Limerick has ever seen - we didn't even have the fly past by the Air Force this year now that Willie is no longer the boss.

    That didnt happen last year either


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14 hiccups


    It seemed like there were a hell of a lot more floats when I was a kid.
    I only stuck around to see my brothers in the Scouts, and a friend in the army, so I didn't watch the full thing. No point. Since around '06 it's been total advertising. I get that by watching people from various groups marching, we're showing pride in our community, and kids love the tanks and fire engines and that. But the amount of trucks for advertising, tis boring and pointless. -.- Pfft.


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