Friday, 18 March 2011

Report: My First Troop with the Emerald Garrison

Yesterday I got my first opportunity to work with the Emerald Garrison, from their website, 'Based in both Northern and the Republic of Ireland, our professionalism and dedication to costuming has brought us some of the largest events throughout the UK and Ireland, including Invasion Belfast, Invasion Dublin, Invasion Cork, Toys 4 Big Boys and the Download music festival. Our aim is to enjoy what we do and help raise awareness for all of the charities we work through.'

Yesterday was the Armagh St Patrick's Day parade where I got to serve as a crew member for the guys in costume. My different roles yesterday included, helping the guys get suited up, ensuring no kids abused/assaulted the troopers, taking photographs, being eyes and ears for the troopers and preventing a giant dalek from running over our group.

It was a great experience all in all and I'm really looking forward to doing it again as soon as possible. You can check out the Emerald Garrison at

UPDATE: It wasn't my camera I was using but I have managed to get a couple more pics I took on the day. The first pic I posted up here was either me or Brendan, the other crew member, I'm not sure as we both tooks photo's of that group shot. The image directly above this was actually in the Belfast Telegraph but these new images were definitely taken by me, hope you enjoy.


  1. Wow, those costumes are so realistic! Great pics!!

    -Barriss :-D