It’s after midnight in Achill. Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Go to bed and wait for the big drum to wake the band for the parade tomorrow.
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. 🙂
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.
How St. Patrick’s Day looked in the 1990’s on Achill with the Dooagh Pipe Band playing at Pollagh Church.
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.