Sunday 26 February 2017

Celine Naughton: This parade was for us - the people of Ireland - and we loved it

Celine Naughton

The Air Corps stages a flyby above the GPO. Photo: Tony Gavin
The Air Corps stages a flyby above the GPO. Photo: Tony Gavin
Joan and Nick Wilson from Crumlin at the Easter Sunday 1916 Commemorations in Dublin yesterday. Photo: Justin Farrelly

It was a once-in-a-lifetime event, one of those days which, like JFK's assassination and Pope John Paul's visit to Ireland, years from now will form part of a 'Where were you when…' dialogue.

This Easter parade marked something extra special and people from all across Ireland and elsewhere flocked to the capital to be part of something bigger than anything we've witnessed before or likely ever will again.

It wasn't just to watch the parade up close - in such a vast sea of people, most of us who attended were never going to get a bird's eye view - but it didn't matter. If you wanted to follow the performance, you'd have been best advised to stay at home and watch the telly.

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