St Patrick’s Day celebrated across Donegal

St Patrick's Day has been celebrated across Donegal, with parades and community events all over the county.

The largest parade was in Letterkenny, where thousasnds lined the streets. The overall winner of the parade was Joe Bonner metal crafts. Best float went to Letterkenny Shopping Centre, while the community award went to An Grianan Theatre.

Other award winners included St Eunan's GAA team, the Letterkenny Caledonian Pipe Band and Dynamic Waves.

The country's largest parade was in Dublin, with a Donegal man given the role of Grand Marshall.

Former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Packie Bonner recalled his childhood in West Donegal as he reflected on the honour. He said St Patrick's Day has always been a special day for him.