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YOUR St Patrick's Day: Toddlers in bow ties, surprise snowmen

You’ve been answering Ireland’s Call even before you get to the parades.

WEARING EVERY GREEN item in the house? Love the parades? readers have been sharing their preparations for the parades with us this morning. Bualadh bos, a cháirde.

All the way over in Zurich, Switzerland is seven-month-old Penelope and her brother, 3:

Annie Shine Annie Shine

We shouldn’t encourage poitín-swilling babies but…

Cathy O'Farrell Cathy O'Farrell

Here’s two-year-old Holly-Mai decked out in her finery in Blackrock, Dublin:

Claire Coleman Claire Coleman

A Great Dane and chihuahua in Co Roscommon, aka “sisters and besties Dayna and Kizzy” get their neckerchiefs on:

Emma Hussey Emma Hussey

Fionn Hanley was dapper in Co Limerick this morning:

Louise Hanley Flynn Louise Hanley Flynn

…And then his new brother Oscar got in on the act…

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Potter, a cute autism assistance dog (see his blog here) in Co Cavan:

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Shay Noonan, 4, got some great comments in his local supermarket when he went shopping like this in Melbourne, Australia today:

Patricia Noonan Patricia Noonan

Noah, Maci and Ty are all about the wearing of the green:

Anna Watters, 6, was getting ready for her first time in the parade in Balbriggan, Dublin:

Rachel Watters Rachel Watters

Olaf makes a surprise appearance with Brooke and Jack in Drogheda…

Ian Coombes Ian Coombes

Here’s Lola, 3, in London:

John Leask John Leask

Colm Mooney is just 20 months old but is already the cutest Ireland fan in the Toronto parade in Canada:

Neil Mooney Neil Mooney

And here’s Samuel Moore, aged 2, taking very careful steps in Drumcondra this morning:

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Callum’s mum got the face paints out in Killester, Dublin:

Rosie Whelan Rosie Whelan

This is Kevin, 4, and his five-month-old sister Chloe chilling out and watching the parade on TV in Dublin 14:

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Eight-week-old Bobby is having enormous craic on his first St Patrick’s Day. Many more to come, Bobby, so pace yourself:

Tara Breen Tara Breen

Grace and Joseph getting ready to head to the parade in Tipperary town:

Michelle O'Donnell Michelle O'Donnell

Beth Kelly in Wicklow was ready to go in all her green today… 

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Sophie, Dean and Grace Allen with Glen and Laragh Crean decked out in all the gear… 

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The Egan boys in Bray – Aaron, Liam and Ryan – put is some serious effort for the parade this year.

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Shannon and Leila kitted out in full St Patrick’s Day finery. 

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