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Picture this: Looking back at Dublin's old St Patrick's Day Parades

From jesters to Wombles, from young to old, here’s a quick history of Dublin’s old St Patrick’s Day parades.

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WE MIGHT THINK we’ve seen every type of St Patrick’s Day parade – from the small village affair with tractors, trucks and animals, to the fanfare of international celebration, complete with massive floats and the greening of iconic landmarks.

But St Patrick’s Day Parades have changed a lot over the years – from being a symbol of promoting peace as well as culture during the Troubles, to

Here’s a look back at some of those parades held in Dublin City, with thanks to Dublin City Council’s newly launched archive.

1973

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1974

St Patrick’s Day Parade, PEACE (Prayer Enterprise And Christian Effort)

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1976

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Lord Mayor Patrick Dunne.

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1978

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1979

Pictured are William Cummiskey, Tom Stafford, Lord Mayor Patrick Belton

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1981 

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1992

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A jester performs for Lord Mayor Sean Kenny, and then-Taoiseach Albert Reynolds

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1994

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