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    Any of our (very) older members any recollections of the big military Easter parades?

    How many were involved? What training was involved coming up to the parades. Were they missed once they stopped them?

    I think they ceased in the '70s as a direct result of the Troubles.
    Beart do reir ar mbriathar

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    As far as I know, Conor Cruise O'Brien had a hand in the abolishment of the Easter parades. The thinking was that the Easter parades upset the unionists and were insensitive to their feelings. Of couse the unionist reciprocated by giving up orange parades through nationalist areas and burning the tricolour.
    "The dolphins were monkeys that didn't like the land, walked back to the water, went back from the sand."