Sun Shining

The sun always seems to shine on St Patrick’s Day in Moville – in more years than most anyway.

It’s almost the unofficial start of Spring – in Ireland.

As I opened the curtains this morning at around 7:30am I saw ducks swimming on the Lough. The Lough was like glass. It was extremely tranquil.

Because of the haze you couldn’t quite see the other side of the Lough.

It is one of those sights that make it all worthwhile living here.

It starts the day on a great note.

St Patrick’s Day Parade

The Moville St Patrick’s Day Parade organisers must have been delighted to open their curtains, too, this morning.

It’s the 25th anniversary of the Moville St Patrick’s Day parade and it is going to be even bigger than normal.

A little later, at about 9am, as I walked up town to get my newspapers at Gillen’s I saw the mobile burger bars quietly awaiting their ‘day in the sun’.

St Patrick’s Day always gives a great boost to Moville businesses after a long hard January and February and first half of March.

Good for Business

This is one of the best days of the year for the shops, restaurants and pubs. They eagerly await it after the barren times of the previous two and a half months.

It looks like it is going to be a cracking day too as people decide whether they will come out or not.

The parade starts at 2:30pm sharp.


Among the music that is on today is Paddy the Shoe in Rosatos at 3:30pm and Savage Henry in The Clock at the same time.

I’m sure there will be music in other pubs too.

It looks like being a great day.