Hundreds of worshippers patiently queued to kiss the reliquary of the relics of St Anthony as it continued its nationwide tour.
The saint, who died almost 800 years ago, has proven a popular draw on the eight-day Irish tour, which has already taken in Cork, Limerick, Galway and Wexford and which returned to Dublin yesterday.
By the time the relics – a small piece of bone from the saint's rib and a layer of cheek skin – depart these shores for Scotland on Saturday, they will have been venerated by tens of thousands of worshippers.
Young and old queued at the Church of Saint Mary of the Angels in Smithfield, Dublin, to venerate the relics, which are housed in a gold reliquary in the form of the saint. The relics are usually kept at the Basilica in Padua, Italy.
St Anthony, the patron saint of lost and stolen items, is one of the church's most popular saints.
The relics are being toured internationally to mark the 750th anniversary of the discovery of St Anthony's "incorrupt tongue" by St Bonaventure.
When St Bonaventure presided over the opening of St Anthony's coffin, he found the body had decayed but the vocal organs were intact, including a red and soft tongue.