The celebrations continue in Cavan and Monaghan this afternoon for St Patrick’s Day

The celebrations continue in Cavan and Monaghan this afternoon with more of the region’s Patrick’s Day parades starting.

The parades in Carrickmacross, Cootehill, Arva, and Kilnaleck will get underway at 3pm, while Newbliss, Mullagh, and Ballybay are all starting their parades at 5pm.

This year there are a variety of themes for all parades with Irish language, and Health featuring in a number of towns.

However, Cootehill will be following a slightly unusual theme as their floats, and participants will become Nursery Rhyme characters for the afternoon.