Scenes at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Mountbellew, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Massive numbers have been attending St Patrick’s Day festivities around Ireland, helped along by sunshine and relatively excellent weather in many par(...)

Charlie Jacob and Nicholas Kavanagh, from the Waterford Spraoi Street and Spectacle Company making final preparations on their floats prior to the St Patrick’s Day parade In Dublin. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Galway The 1916 centenary and Galway’s bid to be European Capital of Culture 2020 will be central to the city parade, which will have more than 50 par(...)