There was a great turnout of both participants and audience and a warm atmosphere despite ice-cold, wintry wind on 17 March 2018. Parade created by Beat Carnival with community groups and artists, for Belfast City Council.
St Patrick and the Dinosaurs might have been a new one for some, and a bit hard to swallow (quite bony) but you’ve heard of St PATRICK and the ZOETROPE… right? Well you have now. It’s more to do with the BELFAST theme of the Parade, mind, rather than St Pat himself.
Of course there are no snakes in Ireland – because they were banished by St Patrick. There are (almost) no dinosaur remains known from Ireland either, so perhaps St Patrick banished them too? But Ulster Museum curator, Dr Mike Simms, offers a scientific explanation for the lack of snakes and dinosaurs.