Celebrating the Emerald Isle with Paddy’s Day parade

St Patrick's Day Parade, Halifax. Rose Kingham, left, and Tracy Bradley.
St Patrick's Day Parade, Halifax. Rose Kingham, left, and Tracy Bradley.

Scores of patriotic residents turned the town green as they marched through Halifax in the annual St Patrick’s Day parade.

The town’s Irish community assembled at the Halifax Irish Centre, West Parade, before making their way through the town centre to celebrate all that’s great about the Emerald Isle.

St Patrick's Day Parade, Halifax. Wild Brass Rovers band lead the procession

St Patrick's Day Parade, Halifax. Wild Brass Rovers band lead the procession

The Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Lisa Lambert, joined the parade and there was a jovial atmosphere as a band led the procession on its way.

But the day didn’t stop there and following the parade, revellers gathered at the Irish Centre for an afternoon of great ‘craic’.

Students from the Ciara D’arcy Academy of Irish Dance wowed with their performance and Belt of the Celts rocked the club as they played all the favourites.

Here are a selection of pictures from the day.

St Patrick's Day Parade, Halifax. Chris Mulcahy with Brooke Mulcahy, seven, Niamh Mulcahy, 11, and Faithe Oldroyd, four.

St Patrick's Day Parade, Halifax. Chris Mulcahy with Brooke Mulcahy, seven, Niamh Mulcahy, 11, and Faithe Oldroyd, four.

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St Patrick's Day Parade, Halifax. Lisa Galvin.

St Patrick's Day Parade, Halifax. Lisa Galvin.

St Patrick's Day Parade, Halifax. Maisie Magner-Williams, 11, with Lucy.

St Patrick's Day Parade, Halifax. Maisie Magner-Williams, 11, with Lucy.