Tuesday 18 June 2019

St Patrick's Day celebrations

The streets of Dublin were awash with colour for the annual St Patrick's Day parade. Photo: PA
The streets of Dublin were awash with colour for the annual St Patrick's Day parade. Photo: PA
Former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Packie Bonner had the honour of being grand marshall of the parade
An estimated 650,000 people watched the parade in the capital. Photo: PA
Revellers in Dublin enjoyed a dazzling display of the weird and the whacky. Photo: Gareth Chaney / Collins
Crowds gathered on O'Connell Street were entertained by acts ranging from bands to acrobats. Photo: Gareth Chaney /Collins
Leprechaun hats were the must-have accessory on O'Connell Street. Photo: Damien Eagers
Westlife's Nicky Byrne, his wife Georgina and their twins Jay and Rocco waited eagerly on O'Connell Street for the parade to pass by. Photo: Damien Eagers
Revellers of all ages turned out dressed for the occasion. Photo: PA
Jennifer and Holly Cunningham from Dundalk travelled to Dublin to join in with the fun. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Brodie De Bono, Erin Moffatt, Sarah Mc Nulty, Sara Diem, Katherine Rance, Beth Ruttler, Michelle Des Jardins, Leah Maloney, and Kayla Poulios pose for photographs in their St Patrick's Day outfits during the parade in Dublin. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Abdullah Alomran from Saudia Arabia gets into the St Patrick's Day mood. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Texan Sisters Cory and Mercedes Elias at the parade in Dublin. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Shrek found it a little bit easier than normal to blend in with the crowd as he posed with Garda Deirdre McInerney on O'Connell Street. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Patrick Dooley, from Co. Kildare (left) and Patrick Murphy, from Swords, Co. Dublin pictured here at the Guinness Storehouse St. Patrick's Day Festival. As part of the festival, hundreds of people with the names Patrick and Patricia gained free entry into the Storehouse to join in the celebrations. Photo: Robbie Reynolds/CPR
Cardinal Sean Brady lead the St Patrick' s day parade in Armagh
A 40-ft crocodile made its way down Patrick Street in Cork
Performers at the Waterford parade. Photo: Patrick Browne
Four-year-old Serena McLoughlin was dressed head to foot in green for the parade in Sligo
Stilt walkers entertained the crowds in Derry
Triona O'Dwyer of Knockainey playing the flute in Bruff, Co Limerick. Photo: Declan Hehir

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