Update – Errigal College takes Letterkenny prize as thousands celebrate St Patrick’s Day

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Thousands of people have been participating in St Patrick's Day parades and events across the North West, with the good weather swelling the crowds.

The main Donegal parade was in Letterkenny, with Errigal College taking the overall prize.

The full results are as follows -

Best Band - Letterkenny Senior Accordion Band
Best Sport Entry - St. Eunan's GAA
Best Youth Entry - Errigal College
Best Community Entry - Letterkenny CDP
Best Novelty Entry - Funky Monkey
Best Carnival Entry - Blue Ribbon Arts
Best Traditional Entry - Letterkenny Reunion
Best Business Entry - Millie Walker's Pet Services
Overall Parade winner - Errigal College.

There were also parades in Derry, Omagh and other towns across the North West.

The main Derry parade was preceeded by a march by the Apprentice Boys No Surrender club, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

There was a police presence for the parade which began shortly after noon, but there were no incidents.