16th March 2014 - Yesterday temperatures here in Thurles, Co Tipperary, rose to just about 11°C, with a cold sharp breeze blowing down Liberty Square, here in the town. Despite these temperatures almost one thousand people wrapped up well, turning out to view this year's annual St Patrick's Day Parade.
Possibly the highlight of the event for most children (all aged from nought to ninety, I might add) was the "Reptile Village," Ireland's only Reptile Zoo, latter on a one day trip, visiting from Demesne Road, Gowran, Co Kilkenny, latter just across the border from county Tipperary. For more info. visit http://www.thurles.info/2014/03/17/thurles-st-patricks-day-parade-2014-2/