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Pictures and video: St Patrick's Day 2019 parades in Belfast, Armagh, Newry, Omagh and Strabane

Press Eye - St Patricks Day Parade - Belfast City Centre - 17th March 3019
Photograph by Declan Roughan
Press Eye - St Patricks Day Parade - Belfast City Centre - 17th March 3019 Photograph by Declan Roughan
Pacemaker Press 17/03/2019 Thousands line the Streets of Belfast on Sunday to celebrate the St Patrick's day. The Parade set off from Belfast City hall Hall to Writers square , with a a Concert at Custom House square. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Having a great time at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Derry. (Photo - Tom Heaney, nwpresspics)
Dancing in the street at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Derry. (Photo - Tom Heaney, nwpresspics)
Having a great time in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Derry. (Photo - Tom Heaney, nwpresspics)
Colourful costumes at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Derry. (Photo - Tom Heaney, nwpresspics)

Thousands of people took part in festivities across Northern Ireland to celebrate St Patrick on Sunday, March 17.

Check out our galleries from the St Patrick's Day parades in Belfast  - Armagh - Strabane and Omagh - Newry

In Belfast, events included a carnival parade and a free concert at Custom House Square.

LIVE: St Patrick’s Day Parade in Belfast ☘️

Posted by Belfast Telegraph on Sunday, March 17, 2019

Headlining this year's concert was Europe's favourite party act, The Vengaboys, as well as performances from Co Down singing sensation Catherine McGrath and Co Monaghan singer songwriter Ryan Sheridan.

Other parades took place in Londonderry, Newry, Strabane, Downpatrick, Armagh, Omagh and Enniskillen.

MMA star Conor McGregor and Irish premier Leo Varadkar led the St Patrick's Day parade in Chicago.

The former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion wore a green sash with his own name emblazoned on it as he marched through the streets of the Windy City on Saturday alongside Mr Varadkar.

Elsewhere around 470 iconic landmarks and sites in 56 different countries took part in this year's 'Global Greening', turning green to celebrate the island of Ireland and St Patrick.

World-famous sites such as the Great Wall of China, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Sydney Opera House are all taking part as well as some unusual newcomers for 2019 including ‘Mac the Moose’ in Canada and a festive green bicycle parade in Amsterdam.

 

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