It's been a long time between drinks, or at least between Parades! Not since 2005 has Wellington had a "St Patrick's Day Parade"!
But with the encouragement and co-ordination of the Embassy, and under the direction of Parade Director Teresa Ryan, the various Irish groups in the region gathered their members, roped in associated groups, and assembled on the Wellington waterfront on Saturday 14 March.
The weather co-operated, spectators were amused, and the Irish set to party as only the Irish know how.
See for yourself (click/tap a photo if you'd like to see a larger version):