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In pics: Tens of thousands turn out for Dublin's St Patrick's parade

Tens of thousands of people turned out for parades across Ireland today, with the largest being in the capital.

PARADES IN HONOUR of St Patrick’s Day took place across the country today – and further afield too.

Over 500,000 people turned out to enjoy the largest of the parades in the capital Dublin; here are just a few of them …

In pics: Tens of thousands turn out for Dublin's St Patrick's parade
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  • St Patrick's Day Parade

    Source: Niall Carson
  • St Patrick's Day Parade

    Source: Niall Carson
  • St Patrick's Day Parade

    People of all ages gathered on Dublin's O'Connell Street.Source: Niall Carson
  • St Patrick's Day Parade

    Source: Niall Carson
  • St Patrick's Day Parade

    Thousands gathered on Dublin's O'Connell Street.Source: Niall Carson
  • St Patrick's Day Parade

    St Patrick's Day Parade preparations. Dancer Liadian Herriot pictured in a piece entitled 'Beatrice' from the overall float 'What the Ostrich Sees' by Brighter Futures, as final tocuhes are made to floats appearing in Monday's St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin.Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
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    St Patricks Day Parade. Pictured Illona Mac Conghail from Monaghan joined thousands of people today in Dublin lined the streets to watch the annual St Patricks day parade in the capital.Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
  • St Patrick's Day Parade

    Street performers entertain thousands of people today in Dublin.Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
  • St Patrick's Day Parade

    Thousands of people lined the streets in the capital today. Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
  • St Patrick's Day Parade

    Source: Sam Boal
  • St Patrick's Day Parade

    Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
  • St Patrick's Day Parade

    Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
  • St Patrick's Day Parade

    Source: Sam Boal
  • St Patrick's Day Parade

    Source: Sam Boal
  • St Patrick's Day Parade

    Source: Niall Carson
  • St Patrick's Day Parade

    Source: Niall Carson
  • St Patrick's Day Parade

    Source: Niall Carson
  • St Patrick's Day Parade

    Source: Niall Carson
  • St Patrick's Day Parade

    Source: AP/Press Association Images
  • St Patrick's Day Parade

    Source: AP/Press Association Images

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