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Monday 24 November 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
The St Patricks Day parade in Derry city 2013. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © by-line
The St Patricks Day parade in Derry city 2013. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © by-line
The St Patricks Day parade in Derry city 2013. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © by-line
The St Patricks Day parade in Derry city 2013. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © by-line
The St Patricks Day parade in Derry city 2013. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © by-line
A dancer from the Dolphin Group 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
Part of the crowd who lined the route 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
High higher view for some 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 dancer from the Dolphin Group 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
Northern Ireland- 17th March 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast Annual St Patrick's Carnival Parade in the City Centre. The carnival started with a parade from the CIty Hall and was followed by a concert in Custom House Square with a number of acts including The Voice's David Julien and X Factor's Amelia Lily. The parade makes its way through the City Centre.
The St Patricks Day parade in Derry city 2013. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © by-line
The St Patricks Day parade in Derry city 2013. Picture Margaret McLaughlin © by-line
17/3/13 PACEMAKER PRESS INTL. Thousands watch the annual St. Patrick's Day parade from Belfast City Hall 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.
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.
Part of the crowd who lined the route 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
High higher view for some 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
17/3/13 PACEMAKER PRESS INTL. Thousands watch the annual St. Patrick's Day parade from Belfast City Hall as it made it's way to Custom House Square for a festival concert. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
A dancer from the Dolphin Group 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
St Paddy's Wagon 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 dancer 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 dancer 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
Every Vantage pint was taken during 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
17/3/13 PACEMAKER PRESS INTL. Traditional Irish dancers perform to the huge crowd in Custom House Square as part of the annual St. Patrick's Day parade festival in Belfast. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
17/3/13 PACEMAKER PRESS INTL. Thousands watch the annual St. Patrick's Day parade from Belfast City Hall as it made it's way to Custom House Square for a festival concert. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
17/3/13 PACEMAKER PRESS INTL. St. Patrick himself leads the annual St. Patrick's Day parade from Belfast City Hall 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. Thousands watch the annual St. Patrick's Day parade from Belfast City Hall as it made it's way to Custom House Square for a festival concert. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
17/3/13 PACEMAKER PRESS INTL. Thousands watch the annual St. Patrick's Day parade from Belfast City Hall 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.
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.
17/3/13 PACEMAKER PRESS INTL. Thousands watch the annual St. Patrick's Day parade from Belfast City Hall as it made it's way to Custom House Square for a festival concert. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
Northern Ireland- 17th March 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast Annual St Patrick's Carnival Parade in the City Centre. The carnival started with a parade from the CIty Hall and was followed by a concert in Custom House Square with a number of acts including The Voice's David Julien and X Factor's Amelia Lily. The Voice's David Julien preforms on stage during the concert.
Northern Ireland- 17th March 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast Annual St Patrick's Carnival Parade in the City Centre. The carnival started with a parade from the CIty Hall and was followed by a concert in Custom House Square with a number of acts including The Voice's David Julien and X Factor's Amelia Lily. Fans pictured during the concert.
Northern Ireland- 17th March 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast Annual St Patrick's Carnival Parade in the City Centre. The carnival started with a parade from the CIty Hall and was followed by a concert in Custom House Square with a number of acts including The Voice's David Julien and X Factor's Amelia Lily. Fans pictured during the concert.
Northern Ireland- 17th March 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast Annual St Patrick's Carnival Parade in the City Centre. The carnival started with a parade from the CIty Hall and was followed by a concert in Custom House Square with a number of acts including The Voice's David Julien and X Factor's Amelia Lily. X Factor's Amelia Lily preforms on stage during the concert.
Northern Ireland- 17th March 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast Annual St Patrick's Carnival Parade in the City Centre. The carnival started with a parade from the CIty Hall and was followed by a concert in Custom House Square with a number of acts including The Voice's David Julien and X Factor's Amelia Lily. X Factor's Amelia Lily preforms on stage during the concert.
Northern Ireland- 17th March 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast Annual St Patrick's Carnival Parade in the City Centre. The carnival started with a parade from the CIty Hall and was followed by a concert in Custom House Square with a number of acts including The Voice's David Julien and X Factor's Amelia Lily. St Patrick leads the parade through the City Centre.
Northern Ireland- 17th March 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast Annual St Patrick's Carnival Parade in the City Centre. The carnival started with a parade from the CIty Hall and was followed by a concert in Custom House Square with a number of acts including The Voice's David Julien and X Factor's Amelia Lily. Left to right. Ella Dunn(5) with her sisters, Leah(7) and Freya(6) pictured at the parade.
Northern Ireland- 17th March 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast Annual St Patrick's Carnival Parade in the City Centre. The carnival started with a parade from the CIty Hall and was followed by a concert in Custom House Square with a number of acts including The Voice's David Julien and X Factor's Amelia Lily. The parade makes its way through the City Centre.
Northern Ireland- 17th March 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast Annual St Patrick's Carnival Parade in the City Centre. The carnival started with a parade from the CIty Hall and was followed by a concert in Custom House Square with a number of acts including The Voice's David Julien and X Factor's Amelia Lily. The parade makes its way through the City Centre.
Northern Ireland- 17th March 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast Annual St Patrick's Carnival Parade in the City Centre. The carnival started with a parade from the CIty Hall and was followed by a concert in Custom House Square with a number of acts including The Voice's David Julien and X Factor's Amelia Lily. The parade makes its way through the City Centre.
Northern Ireland- 17th March 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast Annual St Patrick's Carnival Parade in the City Centre. The carnival started with a parade from the CIty Hall and was followed by a concert in Custom House Square with a number of acts including The Voice's David Julien and X Factor's Amelia Lily. The parade makes its way through the City Centre.
Northern Ireland- 17th March 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast Annual St Patrick's Carnival Parade in the City Centre. The carnival started with a parade from the CIty Hall and was followed by a concert in Custom House Square with a number of acts including The Voice's David Julien and X Factor's Amelia Lily. The parade makes its way through the City Centre.
Northern Ireland- 17th March 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Belfast Annual St Patrick's Carnival Parade in the City Centre. The carnival started with a parade from the CIty Hall and was followed by a concert in Custom House Square with a number of acts including The Voice's David Julien and X Factor's Amelia Lily. The parade makes its way through the City Centre.
Street performers take part in the St Patrick's day parade through Belfast city centre on St Patrick's day. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 17, 2013. Photo credit should read: Paul Faith/PA Wire
People enjoy the St Patrick's day parade through Belfast city centre on St Patrick's day. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 17, 2013. Photo credit should read: Paul Faith/PA Wire
Street performers take part in the St Patrick's day parade through Belfast city centre on St Patrick's day. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 17, 2013. Photo credit should read: Paul Faith/PA Wire
People enjoy the St Patrick's day parade through Belfast city centre on St Patrick's day. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 17, 2013. Photo credit should read: Paul Faith/PA Wire
Georgia Kennedy, aged 10, during the St Patrick's day parade through Belfast city centre on St Patrick's day. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 17, 2013. Photo credit should read: Paul Faith/PA Wire
Performers 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
Performers 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
Erinna Behal and her niece Rosie Behal (10) meet 'Paddy Drac' 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
A woman wears false flag eyelashes 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
A reveller 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
President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabine greet crowds 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
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
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
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
A reveller 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
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
A Canadian marching band 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
A reveller 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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