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A large group of persons with Irish roots, or at least a love for the Irish, gath­ered together at Memorial Park for the world’s shortest – approximately a quarter mile – St. Paddy’s Day Parade on March 17.

“World’s Shortest St. Paddy’s Parade” held in Marsh Harbour

 

Above: Irish enthusiasts on their way to Snappas Bar for the evening.
Above: Irish enthusiasts on their way to Snappas Bar for the evening.

A large group of persons with Irish roots, or at least a love for the Irish, gath­ered together at Memorial Park for the world’s shortest – approximately a quarter mile – St. Paddy’s Day Parade on March 17.

The Sixth Annual Parade, which was started by the Strawberry Monkey Yacht Club, included boaters, second-home­owners and residents of Abaco who came adorned in green, with beads and shamrock flags and the usual shenanigans.

Participants of the parade marched from Memorial Park, horns and kazoos blaring, stopping at Jimmy’s Wines and Spirits to receive a complimentary Sands beer and then finishing their march at Snappa’s – the Irish-Pub-for-a-night.

John Jensen, organizer of the event, said “it is gratifying to see this many peo­ple turnout and have a little fun.” He said it is a family event and children and pets are welcome, all wearing green of course.

The Strawberry Monkey Yacht Club also sponsors Bocce on Sundays at their club house across the road from Snappa’s

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About Timothy Roberts

Timothy Roberts

Timothy had his first venture into Journalism just months after graduating from Queen’s College in Nassau taking his first job with The Tribune in 1991 leaving in 1992 for other pursuits.

During his time in Nassau he diversified his experiences working as a warehouse manager, locksmith and computer technician before returning to Abaco, a place he has always considered home, in 1999.

He joined the staff of The Abaconian in 2001 doing graphic design and writing an opinion article called Generally Speaking and after a brief time away, returned to The Abaconian in 2010 as a reporter, graphic designer and computer technician.

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