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Irish float returns to Sydney's Mardi Gras with Panti Bliss at the helm

It’s been ten years since the last Irish float took part in the parade.

IT’S BEEN TEN years, but Ireland has made a return to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras with an Irish/Australian float.

Irish expats marched in the Mardi Gras parade today alongside a float decorated with shamrocks, with the slogan: “Follow the rainbow to Ireland.”

Panti Bliss, who is over in Sydney to join in with the celebrations, was at the helm of it all.

She is also set to perform her smash hit comedy show, High Heels in Low Places.

Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade attracts more than 25,000 visitors each year, and generates millions for the local economy.

The theme of this year’s Mardi Gras is passion.

Read: Five members of this Galway family lived to see 100 and it’s got them a Guinness World Record>

Read: US magazine says Dublin tourists shouldn’t bother with Grafton Street or Irish breakfasts>

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