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Clare families keep their spirits up with virtual St Patrick’s Day parades

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SO IT wasn’t the way we usually celebrate St Patrick’s Day, but it was definitely a day we will remember for a long time to come.

The coronavirus pandemic called a halt to our usual shenanigans with all pubs closed and parades cancelled, but this didn’t stop the people of Clare having the craic.

There were mini parades up and down the county, starting with this gem from Nicola O’Halloran:

Orlaith Corr captured some jigging about:

The Mowat Family were stepping out:

Elaine has been a member of staff with The Clare Echo since its foundation in October 2017. The paper's first Chief Reporter, the Kilrush woman is now working as a sub-editor in our busy newsroom. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Limerick with a Masters in Journalism. Elaine briefly worked with the RTE Investigations Unit on the Standards in Public Office investigation before returning to Clare to continue her career as a reporter with the Clare People where she spent nine months as the West Clare correspondent and also covered the 2016 General Election and 2016 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

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