Wexford town-based street theatre group Buí Bolg is endeavouring to complete a whistlestop tour of the country it would seem this St Patrick's Day.
With floats in a total of four different Irish parades – with a little trip across the water to London thrown in for good measure!
First up, they are working with the Clonard Youth group presenting 'Not Men But Giants' on Wexford quay front.
Next, in partnership with FDYS Enniscorthy, it will present a little display of aquatic creatures called 'Under The Sea' on the streets of Enniscorthy.
Meanwhile, on its way to Limerick is a giant St Patrick who stands at over 15 feet tall. This piece will lead a world-record attempt of the most St Patricks ever, in a 'parade of Patricks' through the city's O'Connell Street.
Then swimming its way to London for the Lord Mayor's St Patrick's Parade from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square will be Buí Bolg's newest addition to the family, 'The Puca'. This giant inflatable serpent is over 36 metres long and eight metres tall and was designed by well-known inflatable designer Keith Payne, who has previously worked with Tina Turner and Pink Floyd.
And finally, as if that were not enough, Buí Bolg has been commissioned not once but twice to create pageants for the National St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin. These pieces have been based on the theme of 'The Gathering'.
The first pageant is called 'Homeward Bound' and features a fleet of giant suitcases, which will take to the streets.
Buí Bolg manager Lucy Medleycott says: 'These suitcases present a snashot of what we pack up and remember from our lives, past and present, as we travel the globe. As the suitcases pass by the spectator, they open and close allowing the audience to discover fragments of Ireland.'
The second is called 'The Great Irish Welcome'. Lucy explains that this will involve Buí Bolg 'hosting a welcome-home party for all our friends and relations near and far'.
She continued: 'A giant woolly jumper makes its way down the street – 'The Hugamoth', as it is known. He is here to distribute giant hugs to all our friends, welcoming them to the party. Surrounded by sweet kisses and mini hugs, prepare for the Giant Hugamoth.'
The Dublin parade will be televised on RTÉ One from 11 a.m.