St. Patrick’s Day at Giraffe Childcare

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

There was huge excitement at all our centres in the run up to St. Patrick’s Day – some children worked on green-themed crafts, some watched and learned Irish-dancing, and some even took part in their local parades. As you’ll see from the gorgeous collection of photos below, the! common theme was colour, creativity and celebration!

As St. Patrick’s Day approached, children in Giraffe Celbridge worked on creating something very important – a crock of gold! Here you can see Fabrizio and Saoirse from Toddler Serengeti, deep in concentration. And no wonder – the crock of gold was for the Celbridge Parade!

Giraffe Celbridge St Patrick's Day

Meanwhile, toddlers in Giraffe Central Park worked on these lovely St. Patrick’s Day masks:

Giraffe Childcare Central ParkThen on the day itself, children celebrated in all our centres, in a wide variety of ways:

Here you can see children from Giraffe Park West – all of them took part in a special St Patrick’s Day parade around the centre. Then they enjoyed watching carer Catherine from Wobbler Botswana show them some Irish dancing. After that there was a very special treat, when she taught them some steps. Look at the lovely crowns – how did they keep them on while they danced!

Giraffe St Patrick's Day

In Giraffe Adamstown, there was Irish dancing too, courtesy of Amy, who visited from a local school. She showed all the boys and girls how to Irish dance and they absolutely loved it.

Giraffe Adamstown St Patrick's Day

Now let’s move outside, and see some children taking part in their local parades:

Boys and girls from Giraffe Northern Cross joined the Swords parade – look at the happy smile on our flag-bearer, Olivia Deegan-Delve!

Giraffe Northern Cross St Patrick's Day

And some more lovely, colourful photos from the Swords parade:


nc3Impossible to look at that last one without smiling back at him  🙂

Children from Giraffe Navan were out in force in their local parade too, and were particularly proud of the giraffe that they made – they spent weeks working on him in the run up to the 17th – isn’t he fantastic!

Giraffe Navan St Patrick's day
Celbridge parade saw children from Giraffe take part too; waving flags as they walked along in the procession.

giraffe celbridge st Patrick's Day

And ending on a very cute note, here we have little Daire Fuller from Baby Baringo in Giraffe Clonsilla, all dressed up for St. Patrick’s Day.

Giraffe Clonsilla - St Patrick's Day

Beannachtaí­ na Féile Páidraig oraibh 🙂

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