St Patrick’s Day

This year we celebrated St Patrick’s day at the community parade in Maynooth, County Kildare. Maynooth makes a delightful outing because it’s a 20 minute train ride and the station there has a big playground. Today being St Patrick’s day there was also a parade complete with Irish dancers, marching bands, boy & girl scouts, trackers and fire trucks. The kids enjoyed about the first hour of floats but then were ready for the playground.

Waiting for the Maynooth train....and wearing green under the coats.
Waiting for the Maynooth train….and wearing green under the coats.

In other news, Bishop Walsh celebrated Mass at our parish this weekend. Liesl asked him afterwards why he didn’t wear his “special hat” (mitre). He told her that he just brought his small hat (skullcap) and offered to let her try it on.

Trying on the skullcap
Trying on the skullcap