Despite the bad weather today, thousands of people turned out to participate in and to cheer on St Patrick's Day parades across County Waterford.
The day began with the difficult decision by the organising committee in Portlaw to call their parade off because of the heavy rain there.
However, the remaining four parades across the county went ahead as planned, starting with Cappoquin at 12.30.
Here's just a snippet of the celebrations there:
Great turnout in Cappoquin today for their first parade since before the pandemic! ☘️☔️ pic.twitter.com/EtVyV4ZEN4
— WLR (@wlrfm) March 17, 2023
In the city, more than 2,000 people took part in the highlight of the three-day St Patrick's Festival.
WLR's Geoff Harris broadcast live from the Mall, while Oliver Carroll and Mary O'Neill were the MCs for the event.
Take a look through some of our photos:
In Tramore, the rain was also no deterrent as large crowds enjoyed the showcase of the best of what the town had to offer!
After the cancellation of Portlaw's parade, Tramore parade chairperson, Johnny O'Grady, was quick off the mark and made sure some of those who would have been participating in Portlaw could take a place in Tramore's parade!
The final parade to get underway saw the return of Dungarvan's parade for the first time since 2019.
The mammoth efforts of the committee there were certainly not in vain as a huge attendance was recorded.
Have a look through some of our Dungarvan photos here:
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