Happy Paddy’s Day from Graignamanagh, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland!
|looking out over the bridge before the parade|
|The crowd starts to gather|
|The 1st of 12 Cistercian monk statues due to be placed around Graignamanagh makes his debut.
He’ll be found returning to Duiske Abbey after working in the surrounding fields.
|Would our monk perhaps have had a cart like this?|
|This one might be a little small!|
|The monks may have loved to have a contraption like this!|
After the noise of the parade, a nice relaxed pint is called for! Maybe our monk isn’t on his way back to the Abbey- perhaps he’s on his way to the pub now, like many of us. It is time for some music & chatter! Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Graignamanagh!
PS: The Graignamanagh Historical Society will be giving a talk on the ”Medieval Stone Carvings of County Kilkenny” on Fri 25 March, 8pm in the Graig library.