There was nice pleasure in Sligo city with the return of the Army Tattoo Parade final Saturday.
ith a march that featured pipe bands, the parade was organised by the twenty eighth Infantry Battalion Affiliation in cooperation with Sligo County Council and Sligo BID.
Crowds got here collectively to witness the defence forces and musicians march via a route beginning at Abbey Stret and ending up in Quay Avenue Automobile Park.
With a large ranging programme of occasions over the whole weekend this was a improbable showcase for anybody fascinated about army historical past.
Issues received began on Saturday morning with a show together with Lest Sligo Forgets showcasing the Lisbellaw & South Fermanagh World Wars Society: WW1 Memorabilia and Medal Show.
The parade kicked off at 2pm and included Color Occasion from Defence Forces. Veterans on Parade. Pipe Bands from IUNVA (Irish UN Veterans (Dublin), Sion Mills (Tyrone), Ardaghey (Donegal), Clabby (Fermanagh). Army Autos on Parade.
Some occasions after the parade included a army automobile show with IMVG and UMVC Teams, an Irish army reenactment, a presentation on the Siege of Jadotville and a Band of two Brigade live performance within the Clayton Lodge that includes a 30 piece band.
Sunday featured the Firm of Foote (Napoleonic period Troopers) re-enactment, the Oireash Historic Companies 1600/1700 period show of Weapons, Uniforms and Flags, and the Swingtime Starlets, a trio of uniformed WW2 period singers.