Update with LK Parade results – Huge crowds celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the North West

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Thousands took to the streets across the North West today to celebrate St Patrick's Day with parades and street parties on both sides of the border.

The weather was largely good, with some small shows and patches of mist in places, but it didn't dampen the spirits of the crowds who turned out.

Derry City Council estimates in the region of 14,000 turned out for the parade there, with large crowds also reported in Letterkenny and Omagh.

Letterkenny Parade Results -


Best Float (Overall winner of the Danny Doherty Memorial Plaque): Blue Ribbon


Band:  Fanad Accordion Band


Business: Alcorns Garden Centre and Tropical World


Community: Blue Ribbon


Vintage:   Eamonn Tinney & Sons


Youth:  Blaze Basketball Club


Sport : Tirconnaill Equestrian & Riding Group


Carnival: Donegal Youth Service & The Intercultural Group


Novelty:  Millie’s Walkers