Vikings a nod to city's heritage
on 18/03/2013 00:00:00
Those taking part began at The Glen before making their way down the quays and turning onto the Mall, where they passed in front of a viewing stand packed with local dignitaries and special guests, and finishing on Parnell St.
WLR FM broadcast from the parade as an array of clubs, groups, and societies representing all Waterford has to offer proceeded along the route. Marching bands, including the renowned local Barrack Street Band, kept the music going while dance troupes joined with sport clubs among the 70 entrants.
The diversity of Waterford's population was also highlighted, with entries from groups representing those who have settled in the city from other countries, such as the all-dancing, all-colourful Pan-African Organisation of Waterford.
Meanwhile, strong representation from the Irish Coast Guard, including crafts of various shapes and sizes, emphasised the region's rich maritime tradition and strength of its volunteer spirit.