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The Apprentice Boys’ annual Easter Monday parade in east Belfast
The Apprentice Boys’ annual Easter Monday parade in east Belfast
The Apprentice Boys’ annual Easter Monday parade in east Belfast
The Apprentice Boys’ annual Easter Monday parade in east Belfast
The Apprentice Boys’ annual Easter Monday parade in east Belfast
Mark Bain

By Mark Bain

The sun shone as the Apprentice Boys of Derry held their annual Easter Monday parade in Belfast.

Crowds lined the streets around the east of the city for the traditional parade, the record temperatures drawing families out to enjoy the weather and flute band music.

More than 20 bands from across Northern Ireland converged on the Tommy Patton Playing Fields for the start of the parade at lunchtime, with the route taking in Holywood Road, Newtownards Road and Ravenhill Road on its way to the finishing point at Ormeau Embankment later in the afternoon.

The parade passed off peacefully with those taking part and turning out to support the bands enjoyed a colourful day in the Easter Monday sunshine.

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The Apprentice Boys annual Easter Monday parade in East Belfast. Bandsmen pictured during the parade in east Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
The Apprentice Boys annual Easter Monday parade in East Belfast. Bandsmen pictured during the parade in east Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 The Apprentice Boys annual Easter Monday parade in East Belfast. Bandsmen pictured during the parade in east Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 The Apprentice Boys annual Easter Monday parade in East Belfast. Bandsmen pictured during the parade in east Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 The Apprentice Boys annual Easter Monday parade in East Belfast. Bandsmen pictured during the parade in east Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 The Apprentice Boys annual Easter Monday parade in East Belfast. Bandsmen pictured during the parade in east Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 The Apprentice Boys annual Easter Monday parade in East Belfast. Bandsmen pictured during the parade in east Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 The Apprentice Boys annual Easter Monday parade in East Belfast. Bandsmen pictured during the parade in east Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 The Apprentice Boys annual Easter Monday parade in East Belfast. Bandsmen pictured during the parade in east Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 The Apprentice Boys annual Easter Monday parade in East Belfast. Bandsmen pictured during the parade in east Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 The Apprentice Boys annual Easter Monday parade in East Belfast. Bandsmen pictured during the parade in east Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 The Apprentice Boys annual Easter Monday parade in East Belfast. Willy Sneddon from Greens Mouth in Scotland get ready for the parade in Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 The Apprentice Boys annual Easter Monday parade in East Belfast. Bandsmen pictured during the parade in east Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 The Apprentice Boys annual Easter Monday parade in East Belfast. Bandsmen pictured during the parade in east Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 The Apprentice Boys annual Easter Monday parade in East Belfast. Bandsmen pictured during the parade in east Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 The Apprentice Boys annual Easter Monday parade in East Belfast. Bandsmen getting warmed up for the parade in Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 The Apprentice Boys annual Easter Monday parade in East Belfast. Bandsmen pictured during the parade in east Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 The Apprentice Boys annual Easter Monday parade in East Belfast. Bandsmen pictured during the parade in east Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 The Apprentice Boys annual Easter Monday parade in East Belfast. Bandsmen pictured during the parade in east Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 The Apprentice Boys annual Easter Monday parade in East Belfast. Bandsmen pictured during the parade in east Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 The Apprentice Boys annual Easter Monday parade in East Belfast. Bandsmen pictured during the parade in east Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 The Apprentice Boys annual Easter Monday parade in East Belfast. Bandsmen pictured during the parade in east Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 The Apprentice Boys annual Easter Monday parade in East Belfast. Bandsmen pictured during the parade in east Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 The Apprentice Boys annual Easter Monday parade in East Belfast. Watching the parade in east Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 22/04/2019 The Apprentice Boys annual Easter Monday parade in East Belfast. Bandsmen pictured during the parade in east Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade in Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd April 2019 Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade in Belfast. A feeder parade makes its way to the main parade in east Belfast past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast. There was a small police presence compared to previous years where trouble has occurred in the area regarding parading. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd April 2019 Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade in Belfast. A feeder parade makes its way to the main parade in east Belfast past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast. There was a small police presence compared to previous years where trouble has occurred in the area regarding parading. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd April 2019 Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade in Belfast. A feeder parade makes its way to the main parade in east Belfast past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast. There was a small police presence compared to previous years where trouble has occurred in the area regarding parading. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd April 2019 Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade in Belfast. A feeder parade makes its way to the main parade in east Belfast past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast. There was a small police presence compared to previous years where trouble has occurred in the area regarding parading. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd April 2019 Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade in Belfast. A feeder parade makes its way to the main parade in east Belfast past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast. There was a small police presence compared to previous years where trouble has occurred in the area regarding parading. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd April 2019 Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade in Belfast. A feeder parade makes its way to the main parade in east Belfast past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast. There was a small police presence compared to previous years where trouble has occurred in the area regarding parading. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd April 2019 Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade in Belfast. A feeder parade makes its way to the main parade in east Belfast past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast. There was a small police presence compared to previous years where trouble has occurred in the area regarding parading. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd April 2019 Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade in Belfast. A feeder parade makes its way to the main parade in east Belfast dow the Ormeau Road in south Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd April 2019 Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade in Belfast. A feeder parade makes its way to the main parade in east Belfast dow the Ormeau Road in south Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd April 2019 Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade in Belfast. A feeder parade makes its way to the main parade in east Belfast dow the Ormeau Road in south Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd April 2019 Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade in Belfast. A feeder parade makes its way to the main parade in east Belfast past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast. There was a small police presence compared to previous years where trouble has occurred in the area regarding parading. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd April 2019 Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade in Belfast. A feeder parade makes its way to the main parade in east Belfast past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast. There was a small police presence compared to previous years where trouble has occurred in the area regarding parading. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd April 2019 Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade in Belfast. The main parade makes its way up the Holywood Road in east Belfast where it stopped on the Belmont Road for a religious service at a war memorial before carrying on. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd April 2019 Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade in Belfast. The main parade makes its way up the Holywood Road in east Belfast where it stopped on the Belmont Road for a religious service at a war memorial before carrying on. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd April 2019 Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade in Belfast. The main parade makes its way up the Holywood Road in east Belfast where it stopped on the Belmont Road for a religious service at a war memorial before carrying on. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd April 2019 Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade in Belfast. The main parade makes its way up the Holywood Road in east Belfast where it stopped on the Belmont Road for a religious service at a war memorial before carrying on. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd April 2019 Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade in Belfast. The main parade makes its way up the Holywood Road in east Belfast where it stopped on the Belmont Road for a religious service at a war memorial before carrying on. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd April 2019 Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade in Belfast. The main parade makes its way up the Holywood Road in east Belfast where it stopped on the Belmont Road for a religious service at a war memorial before carrying on. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd April 2019 Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade in Belfast. The main parade makes its way up the Holywood Road in east Belfast where it stopped on the Belmont Road for a religious service at a war memorial before carrying on. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd April 2019 Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade in Belfast. The main parade makes its way up the Holywood Road in east Belfast where it stopped on the Belmont Road for a religious service at a war memorial before carrying on. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd April 2019 Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade in Belfast. The main parade makes its way up the Holywood Road in east Belfast where it stopped on the Belmont Road for a religious service at a war memorial before carrying on. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd April 2019 Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade in Belfast. The main parade makes its way up the Holywood Road in east Belfast where it stopped on the Belmont Road for a religious service at a war memorial before carrying on. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd April 2019 Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade in Belfast. The main parade makes its way up the Holywood Road in east Belfast where it stopped on the Belmont Road for a religious service at a war memorial before carrying on. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd April 2019 Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade in Belfast. The main parade makes its way up the Holywood Road in east Belfast where it stopped on the Belmont Road for a religious service at a war memorial before carrying on. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd April 2019 Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade in Belfast. The main parade makes its way up the Holywood Road in east Belfast where it stopped on the Belmont Road for a religious service at a war memorial before carrying on. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

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