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Live updates: St Patrick’s Day celebrations return after two-year absence

For the first time in since 2019, St Patrick’s Day parades will take place across the country, from Armagh to Newry, Belfast to Dublin and around the world.

In the home of St Patrick – Armagh – a community parade will take place and run through the city traditional route.

Participants are asked to assemble at CBS car park at 1.45pm for a 2.30pm start.

The parade will then snake its way along Irish Street before turning right at Ogle Street and through the city centre.

It will finish up at Sherry’s Field Recreation Centre on the Cathedral Road.

The council is also organising a fun event that will take place in the nearby Shambles Yard around the same time.

Later this evening, Cormeen Rising Sons of William Flute Band make a return after a two-year Covid break.

A total of 40 bands will participate from all over Northern Ireland.

The evening begins at 7pm, when the hosts will parade the procession route, beginning at the Mall and along Barrack Street, Market Street, and College Street, before returning to the starting point.

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