St. Patrick’s Day 2015 next Tuesday

Unfortunately, I am not able to be in Achill for St. Patrick’s Day this year so I won’t be able to take the usual photos from the parade.  I will try to get photos from other people. I would also encourage anyone to contact me with their own photos and I will be happy to post them on the site.

I can be contacted by email at or in the comments below.

Have a great time if you are going!

Get updates by email

Rather than having to check back for updates on the website, I have created a mailing list that will send an email each time that there is an update on the site. Those updates will be about posts, news, events and photos. There will be no spam from the list and email addresses will not be used for any other purpose. The signup form is on the left.

All photos now uploaded and available

Finally, all of the photo galleries are now available on the new site. There is still some work to be done adding text to various galleries and tagging photos correctly. However, the main body of work is now complete.
I hope that the layout and usability of the site is an improvement. You can always go and look at the old site but no new photos or features will be added there.
In the course of porting over the information from the old site, I noticed that the guestbook has been deleted. That is a real pity as many great messages were left on there over the years. This is always a problem storing data with external sites where data can be deleted. The commenting available at the bottom of each page is now stored with the rest of the website. So if you left a message in the old system, please do so again. It would be great to see it.
Is there anything missing from the new site? Any features you would added? Just comment. 🙂

Some photo galleries added

I have added photo galleries from the parades from 2007 to 2012. Click on the photos option beside the home button above to find the gallery years listed. There is now the possibility to show the photos as a slideshow using the PicLens option. This is not available for all browsers and devices.

Feel free to share the galleries on social networks at the bottom of the page or to comment on any aspect of a particular year. I’m working on getting commenting working for individual photos.


Website Redesign

I hope you’ve noticed the new appearance. Unless you are a new visitor of course. Yes, the website is being redesigned for a more modern look, use more advanced functionality and engage more people to participate either through writing new posts, commenting on information or photos posted here or sharing on social media. Some of those features are already available. The next step is porting the information from the old version of the site  to this one.

Comments on what you would like to see are welcome!

In the meantime, stay tuned.