World is green with envy on St Patrick’s Day

These two young girls got into the spirit in Limerick
These two young girls got into the spirit in Limerick

As the festivities got into full sway across the globe for St Patrick’s Day we put together some of the best photos from around the globe.

St Patrick’s Day is celebrated in Tokyo

From Dublin to Durban, from Cork to Copenhagen, from Mullingar to Moscow, Irish people and people of Irish descent – and those that merely wish they were - across the world got together to celebrate Ireland’s national day.

Keep on shamrockin’!

An Irish setter wearing a Michael Jackson costume takes part in Tokyo

Football-mad Mark Doyle enjoys the parade in Dublin

Little Lorcan the Leprechaun, from Kerry

Glasgow's SSE Hydro Arena and Armadillo changes colour

The London Eye goes green

Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro


Kids from Bigstone Karate Club in Wicklow show off their medals in Castledermot


Pierce and Kieran Byrne enjoy the sun in San Francisco

Check out this timelapse video of the Chicago River being dyed green for St Patrick’s Day! Top marks to the user ‘Frootis’ who uploaded this to YouTube. Top o' the mornin' to ye Frootis*

(*We don't actually say that here, but for the day that's in it and all...)