The Aran Islands St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the most Irish thing you’ll ever see

While cities around the world were laying on lavish St. Patrick’s Day parades full of spectacle and wonder, the Aran Islands were holding their own far more low-key version.

The Aran Islands St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the most Irish thing you’ll ever see

Taking place on Inis Mór (population of around 800), kids, grannies, builders mixing cement, tractors, trad musicians and a lovely horse all travel by on floats with the Atlantic Ocean sparkling in the background.

And while some commenters on Facebook are understandably a bit bemused by the whole thing (and others scathing of the islands' effort), most agreed that the parade definitely has its own charm.

It's funny, surreal and a bit shoddy - which makes it a pretty fitting tribute to our nation and its patron saint.

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And with a backdrop as stunning as that, we'd watch it all day long.


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