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Eden Benjamin from Israel and Annelin Hennessy Fagerstroem from Norway at the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin.
Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Eden Benjamin from Israel and Annelin Hennessy Fagerstroem from Norway at the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Agnese Colombo and Chiara Ferrari from Italy at the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin.
Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Agnese Colombo and Chiara Ferrari from Italy at the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Abimbola and Claire Makinwa from Balbriggan at the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin.
Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Abimbola and Claire Makinwa from Balbriggan at the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Spectators enjoy themselves at the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin.
Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Spectators enjoy themselves at the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Constant Lornage from France at the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin.
Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Constant Lornage from France at the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Spectators enjoy themselves in O'Connell Street during the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin.
Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Spectators enjoy themselves in O'Connell Street during the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Numi, 9, Feyi, 2 and Feranmi, & Makinwa from Balbriggan in Dame Street during the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin.
Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Numi, 9, Feyi, 2 and Feranmi, & Makinwa from Balbriggan in Dame Street during the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Lea Carlet from Toulouse watches the spectacle in Dame Street during the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin.
Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Lea Carlet from Toulouse watches the spectacle in Dame Street during the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

A spectator in Dame Street film the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin.
Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

A spectator in Dame Street film the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Spectators watch from a vantage point in Dame Street during the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin.
Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Spectators watch from a vantage point in Dame Street during the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Spectators watch from a vantage point in O'Connell Street during the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin.
Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Spectators watch from a vantage point in O'Connell Street during the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Spectators watch from a vantage point in O'Connell Street Street during the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin.
Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Spectators watch from a vantage point in O'Connell Street Street during the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Julia Fabrin and Luna Sena from Brazil in Dame Street during the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin.
Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Julia Fabrin and Luna Sena from Brazil in Dame Street during the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

A float passes at the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin.
Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

A float passes at the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

A spectators enjoy herself at the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin.
Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

A spectators enjoy herself at the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Spectators enjoy themselves in O'Connell Street during the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin.
Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Spectators enjoy themselves in O'Connell Street during the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Sean Scott and Tom Morgan from Kent in O'Connell Street during the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin.
Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Sean Scott and Tom Morgan from Kent in O'Connell Street during the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Constant Lornage from France at the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin.
Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Constant Lornage from France at the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Alexandra Skrzypkowska from Poland at the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin.
Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Alexandra Skrzypkowska from Poland at the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Members of the Army Band at the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin.
Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Members of the Army Band at the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Leprechaun Killian McGreal entertains the crowd at the first ever St. Patrick's Day Parade in Blessington, Co. Wicklow (PHOTO - DAVE BARRETT)

Leprechaun Killian McGreal entertains the crowd at the first ever St. Patrick's Day Parade in Blessington, Co. Wicklow (PHOTO - DAVE BARRETT)

Isabelle, 4, and Kathleen, 7, Curtin from Clare at the Cheltenham Races. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 17/3/2017

Isabelle, 4, and Kathleen, 7, Curtin from Clare at the Cheltenham Races. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 17/3/2017

Isabelle, 4, and Kathleen, 7, Curtin from Clare at the Cheltenham Races. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 17/3/2017

Isabelle, 4, and Kathleen, 7, Curtin from Clare at the Cheltenham Races. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 17/3/2017

Participants take part in the St Patrick's Day parade on the streets of Dublin Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Participants take part in the St Patrick's Day parade on the streets of Dublin Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

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Eden Benjamin from Israel and Annelin Hennessy Fagerstroem from Norway at the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin 17/3/2017

Hundreds and thousands are set to attend St Patrick's Day parades around the country today - stick with us while we keep you up-to-date with the news and events from around the country and world.

 

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