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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Parading and Partying For Patrick

St Patrick's Day is always guaranteed to pull crowds onto the streets of Dublin City Centre.



1976 St Patrick's Day in O'Connell Street, Dublin

Sunday was no exception despite the inclement weather.  With former Westlife member Nicky Byrne,  to the fore as grand marshall the Dublin parade drew large crowds. Predisnt Michael D Higgins was in attendance while the Taoiseach Enda Kenny was on the streets of New York for the traditional yearly parade there.

The main parade begans at noon, following a route through the city from Parnell Square to O’Connell Street, Westmoreland Street and Dame Street before heading towards Christchurch and finishing at St Patrick’s Cathedral.





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