|Glenties, County Donegal, Ireland|
|Carmel Doherty and two of the smaller dragons|
|The Community Centre, Glenties|
The leprechauns will gather for the count on the Patrick McGill bridge in the centre of Glenties at 2pm on St. Patrick's Day when the number will be adjudicated and confirmed, after which the St. Patrick's Day festivities begin in full.
|The huge head of the 30 metre long dragon|
|Some of the jewel coloured headdresses|
On the streets there will be traditional Irish music musicians playing for the crowds and there will also be a range of traditional games played in Ireland many years ago, mostly all forgotten now but brought back for the St. Patrick's Day festival in Glenties. All the cafes, restaurants and bars will be open too and many of the bars will also be hosting traditional Irish music sessions.
|Glenties' St. Patrick ~ in the making|
LISTEN to our interview with carmel HERE
If you would like to be a leprechaun for a day or even be part of the record breaking attempt by being there when, hopefully, the record is broken you can register (and Begora, go'wan, you know you want to) HERE
|Carmel, getting the Guinness on in her bar, Keeney's, Glenties|
Telephone 087-9307423 (within Ireland) and outside Ireland 00353-87-9307423
NOTE: We will be doing a new blog post following the 17th of March reporting on the Guinness Book of Record attempt by Glenties and adding lots of photographs of the day.
AND IF YOU CAN'T BE THERE ...
Obviously many people won't be able to travel to Glenties for the record breaking attempt but if you want to send a photo of you in leprechaun gear on St. Patrick's Day or even groups of leprechauns at your St. Patrick's Day parade, you can send your photo to welovedonegal @ gmail.com (join the spaces either side of the @) and we will create a page on WeLoveDonegal especially for you all.