Videos and pictures: 50,000 at Cork parades

Videos and pictures: 50,000 at Cork parades
Members of the Cork Mexican Community pictured at the 2018 Cork St Patrick’s Day Parade. Pic: Darragh Kane
Members of the Defence Forces pictured at the 2018 Cork St Patrick’s Day Parade which is organised by Cork City Council. Pic: Darragh Kane
Members of the Defence Forces pictured at the 2018 Cork St Patrick’s Day Parade which is organised by Cork City Council. Pic: Darragh Kane

Up to 50,000 people were in Cork city centre for the annual St Patrick's Day parade as thousands more attended similar events around the county.

Maeve O'Flynn and Avril Beirne from LUXe and brightlights studios pictured at the 2018 Cork St Patrick’s Day Parade. Pic: Darragh Kane
Maeve O'Flynn and Avril Beirne from LUXe and brightlights studios pictured at the 2018 Cork St Patrick’s Day Parade. Pic: Darragh Kane

The bumper St Patrick’s Day festivities also saw Ireland win a Rugby Grand SLam while Nemo Rangers were disappointed to miss out on an All Ireland football title in Croke Park.

Niamh Higgins from Montenotte pictured at the 2018 Cork St Patrick’s Day Parade which is organised by Cork City Council. Pic: Darragh Kane
Niamh Higgins from Montenotte pictured at the 2018 Cork St Patrick’s Day Parade which is organised by Cork City Council. Pic: Darragh Kane

Cork Business Association (CBA) President Philip Gillivan said all the hotels in the city were booked out.

“I think there is going to be a lot of activity around the city for the weekend,” Mr Gillivan added.

Audrey Zhao, Hui Zhang, Mei Mei Liu and Isabelle Cheng from Irish Falun dafa association pictured at the 2018 Cork St Patrick’s Day Parade which is organised by Cork City Council. Pic: Darragh Kane
Audrey Zhao, Hui Zhang, Mei Mei Liu and Isabelle Cheng from Irish Falun dafa association pictured at the 2018 Cork St Patrick’s Day Parade which is organised by Cork City Council. Pic: Darragh Kane

The CBA president said that the pubs were also expecting a big weekend.

Corey Long, aged 3, Mahon, enjoying the St Patrick's festivities Picture: Denis Minihane.
Corey Long, aged 3, Mahon, enjoying the St Patrick's festivities Picture: Denis Minihane.

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