Someone said :
Great Pride, met a few Gaireans loitering with intent opposite St Patricks cathedral, the only downside was the huge gaps later in the parade, it was as if there were several different ones.
That was down to two things I think:
a) the hot weather, which meant that a lot of families left with kids mid-way, as it was a long walk in that heat for kids to endure;
b) the route had more wide roads/streets than usual, and the number of red light where the parade had to stop to allow traffic to flow from time to time may have stretched the parade more than usual.
When we did cross the bridge in the yellow section, the buses were queuing for a mile or two.
I stayed a week bit in Smithfield, which was a great venue, and then took my bus which only took 10 minutes to cross the queue of the parade, with nearly no other bus queuing.
Which suggests that the start of the parade was stopping the buses often, but that the buses then stopped the parade often. Thus the gaps!