The Irish are one of the most widely scattered nationalities in the world (did you know that one in six of us born in Ireland lives abroad?). To give a visual sense of our dispersed global population, in the lead up to St Patrick's Day, we’re inviting readers around the world to add their photos and stories to our interactive gallery.

To share yours, take a pic (or send one of your old favourites) which gives a flavour for where you live, and click on the Add your story button to upload it and tell us a little about your journey.  Read our tips on taking a great photo here.

The gallery will be updated regularly with new contributions. Click on the images to scroll through the pics and stories.