Shaking the shamrock

AFTER a three-year hiaitus due to unluckily timed Covid lockdowns, Leederville’s St Patrick’s Day Parade came back with a bumper turnout for 2023.

St Patrick’s Day WA committee chair Olan Healy tells us the crowds were so massive it made them tricky to count, but the estimate was “probably between 5,000 and 6,500”.

Turnout in a usual year is somewhere in the 3000s. “We about doubled it this year, it was fantastic,” Mr Olan says, adding he’s keen to stick around for the 2024 parade. 

Photos by Rift Photography

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