Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 21 August 2014

In Pictures: St Patrick's Day parades Belfast, Dublin, Derry and beyond

From Belfast to Dublin and  Armagh to Downpatrick, the streets were transformed into a  sea of happy faces, crazy costumes and fun filled ‘craic’.

17/3/13 PACEMAKER PRESS INTL. The St. Patrick's Day parade from Belfast City Hall as watched by thousands as it made it's way to Custom House Square for a festival concert. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
17/3/13 PACEMAKER PRESS INTL. The St. Patrick's Day parade from Belfast City Hall as watched by thousands as it made it's way to Custom House Square for a festival concert. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
A Phoenix rises above the crowd at the All KInds of Everything Spring Carnival in Derry~Londonderry as part of a weekend of celebrations marking St. Patrick's Day. Picture Martin McKeown. 17.3.13
A Phoenix rises above the crowd at the All KInds of Everything Spring Carnival in Derry~Londonderry as part of a weekend of celebrations marking St. Patrick's Day. Picture Martin McKeown. 17.3.13
Rosie Nina, aged 10 joins revellers during the St Patrick's day parade through Dublin city centre on St Patrick's day. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 17, 2013. Photo credit should read: Julien Behal/PA Wire
Rosie Nina, aged 10 joins revellers during the St Patrick's day parade through Dublin city centre on St Patrick's day. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 17, 2013. Photo credit should read: Julien Behal/PA Wire

 

There was a cross-community dimension to Belfast's St Patrick’s Day Festival with Ulster-Scots Highland dancers performing and offering lessons alongside Irish dancers and singing stars Amelia Lily and The Voice UK finalist, David Julien at Custom House Square.

The Belfast St Patrick's Day parade kicked off at midday from Belfast City Hall, with the concert starting at 1pm.

Other events in the city include superstar Van Morrison performing at the Europa Hotel dinner and show; Clannad in concert with the Ulster Orchestra at the Waterfront Hall and a ceili dance at the Ulster Hall.

Derry/Londonderry Parade

Armagh St Patrick's Day Parade

Belfast St Patrick's Day Parade

Newry St Patrick's Day Parade

Downpatrick St Patrick's Day Parade

 

 

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