Thousands of people descended on Donegal on Saturday to enjoy the sunshine at the annual Rossnowlagh Orange Order parade.
Around 50 lodges from both Northern Ireland and the Republic took part in the parade ahead of the Twelfth of July celebrations next week.
Affectionately known as the 'Donegal Twelfth' the event always attracts a big crowd to the seaside location.
Donegal county grand master David Mahon told the BBC that good community relations exist in Donegal.
He said he wanted the Orange Order to continue to have a positive relationship with the rest of the community.
Mr Mahon said the Donegal lodge continued to grow by welcoming new members every year.
Many of the Donegal brethren will join their northern counterparts to mark the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne next Friday in parades taking place across Northern Ireland.
WiFi is not great here out in the wilds of Donegal. But the Donegal Twelfth has begun in the sunshine. Up to 50 bands marched down from St Johnâs Parish Church to the demonstration field just yards from the shoreline of Rossnowlagh beach pic.twitter.com/vdwsSzje1a— Leona O'Neill (@LeonaONeill1) July 6, 2019
Thousands of people are here at Rossnowlagh for the Donegal Twelfth. Up to 50 bands marched down from the mountain to a demonstration field where the Grand Master will speak shortly pic.twitter.com/tmhmq6YR9I— Leona O'Neill (@LeonaONeill1) July 6, 2019
The Newtownstewart Red Hand Defenders Flute Band bring their own brand of âblood and thunderâ to the #DonegalTwelfth, waking up a few sleeping spectators along the way. Itâs the first time the band have come to Rossnowlagh since 1979 pic.twitter.com/I4zGLsqvGX— Leona O'Neill (@LeonaONeill1) July 6, 2019