In pictures: St Patrick’s Day parades in Dublin and elsewhere
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill and Game Of Thrones’ Liam Cunningham were among the famous faces taking part in Dublin.
The force was with revellers in Dublin as Star Wars actor Mark Hamill became international guest of honour at St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the city.
The Luke Skywalker actor, whose great-grandmother was born in Kilkenny, spent time in Co Kerry filming the latest instalment of the sci-fi series, The Last Jedi.
He joined President Michael D Higgins and a host of other dignitaries as a colourful parade got under way in the Irish capital.
Meanwhile, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar took part in the equivalent parade in New York City