St Patrick’s Day celebrations take place across the Northern Sound region today

The first of today’s St Patrick’s Day parades in Cavan and Monaghan will get underway in the next few hours.

Both Kileshandra and Oram will start their annual parades at 12.30, and Kingscourt’s parade will kick off at 1pm.

There is also a charity St Patrick’s Day 5km race in Monaghan town this morning before their parade at 3pm.

Notices are circulating online of the various road closures in place during these parades, and people are advised to check the relevant County Council websites for more information.