THE St Patrick’s festivities in Manchester got underway over the weekend.
An annual parade took place, with all manner of Irish inspired events also on offer across the community.
Bands, floats, dancers and musicians all kept the large crowds entertained in the city on Sunday, March 12 for the Festival’s launch event.
More than 100 events will take as the St Patrick’s Festival continues in the city.
It will run until March 19.
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