AS the St Patrick’s festivities got underway in Britain this weekend, the Irish turned Birmingham into a sea of green on Sunday.
More than 80,000 people took to the streets of Britain’s Second City today for what is the third biggest St Patrick’s parade in the world, behind Dublin and New York.
As well as the parade, which went from Camp Hill to Digbeth, revellers also took part in the traditional Emerald Mile Fun Run.
With Sharon Shannon headlining the entertainment on the St Pat Rock’s Stage, our photographer Chris Egan was there to capture the best of the fun and festivities…
Radio host Bob Brolly joined in the fun
Sharon Shannon headlined on the St Pat Rock's Stage
St patrick and a young pal lead the way
The Peaky Blinders even let their hair down
There were some impressive floats and displays
Tipperary was one of many counties represented in the procession
Young revellers enjoy the festivities
Fighting spirit from Sean McDermotts GAA club
Crowds lined the streets to watch the parade
Family fun in Birmingham
All smiles as Birmingham goes green
Unfurling the flag for St Patrick
Around 80,000 people turned out for the festivities
You can take the woman out of Kerry…
Lord Mayor of Birmingham Anne Underwood
These ladies were enjoying a winning day
The Birmingham St Patrick's parade is the third biggest in the world
The annual Emerald Mile Fun Run drew some colourful competitors
See this week's Irish Post, out Wednesday, March 14, for more St Patrick's festival pictures from Birmingham and around Britain