01 Dec 2021

WATCH | A march down memory lane to St Patrick's Day in Longford 1977

This year's parades may have been cancelled due to the spread of the Covid-19 virus, but that doesn't mean we have to ignore the fact that it's St Patrick's Day.

This video of the 1977 St Patrick's Day parade in Longford town really captures the excitement of the day.

Filmed by Denis Hughes on a Chinnon Super 8 Movie Camera from the railway bridge on Dublin Road.

Do you have photographs and videos of past St Patrick's Days you'd like to share? Or maybe you're doing something special at home to celebrate this year? Whatever it is, we want to hear from you. Send in your photos and videos to

Thanks to Denis Hughes for sending this one in.

Read also: Join Longford's digital St. Patrick's Day Parade - send us your pictures and videos

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.