St Patrick’s Festival announce new light display this evening

Giants figures tower over the carnival who took part in the annual Derry City and Strabane District Council St. Patrick’s Day parade which attracted thousands of spectators along the route. Picture Martin McKeown. 17.03.16

The St Patrick's Festival have announced a new light display that is set to take place this evening.

The Orchestra of Light will see 500 drones light up the skies in Dublin as part of the day's celebrations.

This year's events are taking place online and people from around the world can take part in the festivities.

Karen Walshe, Artistic Director with St. Patrick's Festival, explains how people can view the celebrations: