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PACEMAKER BELFAST   17/3/2016
Thousands enjoy the open air concert at Custom House Square.
 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 Thousands enjoy the open air concert at Custom House Square. St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.

PACEMAKER BELFAST   17/3/2016
Brian McFadden entertains the Thousands in the open air concert at Custom House Square.
 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 Brian McFadden entertains the Thousands in the open air concert at Custom House Square. St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.

PACEMAKER BELFAST   17/3/2016
Thousands enjoy the open air concert at Custom House Square.
 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 Thousands enjoy the open air concert at Custom House Square. St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

The Belfast parade departed from city hall at noon and is making its way to Custom House Square for a free concert. Charlie Bradley (9), Courtney Dempsey (8), Nellie-Rose Bradley (4), Stephen Dempsey (9) and Ruairi Bradley (7).

The Belfast parade departed from city hall at noon and is making its way to Custom House Square for a free concert. Charlie Bradley (9), Courtney Dempsey (8), Nellie-Rose Bradley (4), Stephen Dempsey (9) and Ruairi Bradley (7).

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Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye ©
Thursday 17th March 2016
St Patrick's Day celebrations take place across Northern Ireland.
Thousands of people are attending St Patrick's Day parades and festivities in towns and cities across Northern Ireland.
The Belfast parade departed from city hall at noon and is making its way to Custom House Square for a free concert.
Nuala and Brendan Loughran with Reilly.

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye © Thursday 17th March 2016 St Patrick's Day celebrations take place across Northern Ireland. Thousands of people are attending St Patrick's Day parades and festivities in towns and cities across Northern Ireland. The Belfast parade departed from city hall at noon and is making its way to Custom House Square for a free concert. Nuala and Brendan Loughran with Reilly.

© Press Eye - Belfast - Norther

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye ©
Thursday 17th March 2016
St Patrick's Day celebrations take place across Northern Ireland.
Thousands of people are attending St Patrick's Day parades and festivities in towns and cities across Northern Ireland.
The Belfast parade departed from city hall at noon and is making its way to Custom House Square for a free concert.
Cloughfin Pipe Band.

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye © Thursday 17th March 2016 St Patrick's Day celebrations take place across Northern Ireland. Thousands of people are attending St Patrick's Day parades and festivities in towns and cities across Northern Ireland. The Belfast parade departed from city hall at noon and is making its way to Custom House Square for a free concert. Cloughfin Pipe Band.

© Press Eye - Belfast - Norther

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye ©
Thursday 17th March 2016
St Patrick's Day celebrations take place across Northern Ireland.
Thousands of people are attending St Patrick's Day parades and festivities in towns and cities across Northern Ireland.
The Belfast parade departed from city hall at noon and is making its way to Custom House Square for a free concert.
Cloughfin Pipe Band.

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye © Thursday 17th March 2016 St Patrick's Day celebrations take place across Northern Ireland. Thousands of people are attending St Patrick's Day parades and festivities in towns and cities across Northern Ireland. The Belfast parade departed from city hall at noon and is making its way to Custom House Square for a free concert. Cloughfin Pipe Band.

© Press Eye - Belfast - Norther

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye ©
Thursday 17th March 2016
St Patrick's Day celebrations take place across Northern Ireland.
Thousands of people are attending St Patrick's Day parades and festivities in towns and cities across Northern Ireland.
The Belfast parade departed from city hall at noon and is making its way to Custom House Square for a free concert.
Cora (4) and Ruby (2) Harmon.

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye © Thursday 17th March 2016 St Patrick's Day celebrations take place across Northern Ireland. Thousands of people are attending St Patrick's Day parades and festivities in towns and cities across Northern Ireland. The Belfast parade departed from city hall at noon and is making its way to Custom House Square for a free concert. Cora (4) and Ruby (2) Harmon.

© Press Eye - Belfast - Norther

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye ©
Thursday 17th March 2016
St Patrick's Day celebrations take place across Northern Ireland.
Thousands of people are attending St Patrick's Day parades and festivities in towns and cities across Northern Ireland.
The Belfast parade departed from city hall at noon and is making its way to Custom House Square for a free concert.
Little Connloadh Mahoney (2).

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye © Thursday 17th March 2016 St Patrick's Day celebrations take place across Northern Ireland. Thousands of people are attending St Patrick's Day parades and festivities in towns and cities across Northern Ireland. The Belfast parade departed from city hall at noon and is making its way to Custom House Square for a free concert. Little Connloadh Mahoney (2).

© Press Eye - Belfast - Norther

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye ©
Thursday 17th March 2016
St Patrick's Day celebrations take place across Northern Ireland.
Thousands of people are attending St Patrick's Day parades and festivities in towns and cities across Northern Ireland.
The Belfast parade departed from city hall at noon and is making its way to Custom House Square for a free concert.
Claire Kearns wishing everyone a very Happy St Patrick's Day.

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye © Thursday 17th March 2016 St Patrick's Day celebrations take place across Northern Ireland. Thousands of people are attending St Patrick's Day parades and festivities in towns and cities across Northern Ireland. The Belfast parade departed from city hall at noon and is making its way to Custom House Square for a free concert. Claire Kearns wishing everyone a very Happy St Patrick's Day.

© Press Eye - Belfast - Norther

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye ©
Thursday 17th March 2016
St Patrick's Day celebrations take place across Northern Ireland.
Thousands of people are attending St Patrick's Day parades and festivities in towns and cities across Northern Ireland.
The Belfast parade departed from city hall at noon and is making its way to Custom House Square for a free concert.
Emma (8) and Katie (9) McDonnell.

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye © Thursday 17th March 2016 St Patrick's Day celebrations take place across Northern Ireland. Thousands of people are attending St Patrick's Day parades and festivities in towns and cities across Northern Ireland. The Belfast parade departed from city hall at noon and is making its way to Custom House Square for a free concert. Emma (8) and Katie (9) McDonnell.

© Press Eye - Belfast - Norther

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye ©
Thursday 17th March 2016
St Patrick's Day celebrations take place across Northern Ireland.
Thousands of people are attending St Patrick's Day parades and festivities in towns and cities across Northern Ireland.
The Belfast parade departed from city hall at noon and is making its way to Custom House Square for a free concert.

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye © Thursday 17th March 2016 St Patrick's Day celebrations take place across Northern Ireland. Thousands of people are attending St Patrick's Day parades and festivities in towns and cities across Northern Ireland. The Belfast parade departed from city hall at noon and is making its way to Custom House Square for a free concert.

© Press Eye - Belfast - Norther

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye ©
Thursday 17th March 2016
St Patrick's Day celebrations take place across Northern Ireland.
Thousands of people are attending St Patrick's Day parades and festivities in towns and cities across Northern Ireland.
The Belfast parade departed from city hall at noon and is making its way to Custom House Square for a free concert.
Lord Mayor Arder Carson.

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye © Thursday 17th March 2016 St Patrick's Day celebrations take place across Northern Ireland. Thousands of people are attending St Patrick's Day parades and festivities in towns and cities across Northern Ireland. The Belfast parade departed from city hall at noon and is making its way to Custom House Square for a free concert. Lord Mayor Arder Carson.

© Press Eye - Belfast - Norther

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye ©
Thursday 17th March 2016
St Patrick's Day celebrations take place across Northern Ireland.
Thousands of people are attending St Patrick's Day parades and festivities in towns and cities across Northern Ireland.
The Belfast parade departed from city hall at noon and is making its way to Custom House Square for a free concert.
Cloughfin Pipe Band.

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye © Thursday 17th March 2016 St Patrick's Day celebrations take place across Northern Ireland. Thousands of people are attending St Patrick's Day parades and festivities in towns and cities across Northern Ireland. The Belfast parade departed from city hall at noon and is making its way to Custom House Square for a free concert. Cloughfin Pipe Band.

© Press Eye - Belfast - Norther

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

PACEMAKER BELFAST   17/3/2016
St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

PACEMAKER BELFAST   17/3/2016
St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

PACEMAKER BELFAST   17/3/2016
St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST   17/3/2016
St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

PACEMAKER BELFAST   17/3/2016
St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died.  It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 17/03/2016 The Annual St Patricks day parade makes it's way through Belfast City centre on route to Custom house square. St Patricks day or "The feast of St Patrick" is held on the 17th of March which is thought to be the date St Patrick died. It is a celebration of christianity in Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

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St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. 
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St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016

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St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/3/2016 Thousands enjoy the open air concert at Custom House Square. St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast city centre this afternoon. Thousands lined the route from Belfast City Hall to Custom House Square where an open air concert will take place.

With parades, outdoor concerts and festivities planned across Northern Ireland - what kind of weather are we expecting for St Patrick's day?

Northern Ireland's changeable weather makes it hard to predict exactly what the day will bring but it is looking positive for Friday, March 17.

The Met Office has said it is looking like the day will be "mainly cloudy with rain at times" but that the week is expected to bring changeable weather.

It will also be quite breezy as well.

The Met Office Forecaster said: "Generally it looks like it will be mainly cloudy with rain at times and quite a breezy day as well.

"It will be quite a fresher strong west to south westerly wind which may ease down later in the day

"It probably won't be overly wet but there will be rain at times.

"It will be generally on the mild side temperature wise about 10 or 11.

"Quite a changeable week day by day."

In Belfast on Friday there will be the annual St Patrick's Day parade leaving city hall from 12pm.

It will make its way to Custom House Square where the concert will start at 12.45pm.

This year’s concert line-up includes headline act and X Factor runner-up, Fleur East. She will be supported by Reggie ‘n’ Bollie and Stooshe.

There will also be drumming talent from the Belfast Boys’ Model and traditional tunes from band The Rare Aul Stuff.

Belfast Telegraph