Last weekend we spent some time in Dublin for St. Paddy's Day! And, by the way, it is Paddy's, not Patty's. We had heard the parade is crazy, but we decided to go for it anyway. We got to a spot on the route almost 2 hours ahead of the start, and within 15 minutes of being there, all good spots on the fence were gone!
We brought some snacks, as well as two strollers, and we needed both. There are many foreigners here, and lots of young Irish in for a good time. The fence was maybe 10 people deep where we were by time the parade started.
There were several American marching bands, and many groups with strange dancers and props. Many of these groups were quite colorful.
Pictures can be found here.