In Pictures: St Patrick’s Day festivities take place as vaccine drive rolls on

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Ireland is marking its second St Patrick’s Day of the coronavirus era with events scaled back in light to the threat to public health.

For the second year in a row, the pandemic ensured that the usual throngs and revelry were absent with public safety concerns governing the annual festivities, although the ongoing vaccination campaign provided hope for a return next year to the parades of the past at home and abroad.

However, the patron saint’s feast was marked in a socially distanced way by those who ventured out while, as usual, landmarks at home and abroad were illuminated with a green filter.

Grace Wang, 18 months, dressed up to celebrate St Patrick’s Day on O’Connell Street (Brian Lawless/PA)
Grace Wang, 18 months, dressed up to celebrate St Patrick’s Day on O’Connell Street (Brian Lawless/PA)
People dressed up to celebrate St Patrick’s Day (Brian Lawless/PA)
People dressed up to celebrate St Patrick’s Day (Brian Lawless/PA)
A man dressed up to celebrate St Patrick’s day in Dublin city centre (Brian Lawless/PA)
A man dressed up to celebrate St Patrick’s day in Dublin city centre (Brian Lawless/PA)
A man on O’Connell Bridge in Dublin joins in the festivities (Brian Lawless/PA)
O’Connell Bridge in Dublin provided the perfect backdrop (Brian Lawless/PA)
A man takes a selfie with members of An Garda Siochana (Brian Lawless/PA)
A man takes a selfie with members of An Garda Siochana (Brian Lawless/PA)
Anderson Lima and Julianna Santos, originally from Brazil but living in Ireland, celebrate St Patrick’s Day on a quiet Temple Street in Dublin (Brian Lawless/PA)
Anderson Lima and Julianna Santos, originally from Brazil but living in Ireland, celebrate St Patrick’s Day on a quiet Temple Street in Dublin (Brian Lawless/PA)
Garda ride through the quiet Temple Bar area of Dublin on St Patrick’s Day (Brian Lawless/PA)
Garda ride through the quiet Temple Bar area of Dublin on St Patrick’s Day (Brian Lawless/PA)
Marie Griffin at her home in Oriel Street in Dublin which is decorated to mark St Patrick’s Day (Brian Lawless/PA)
Marie Griffin at her home in Oriel Street in Dublin which is decorated to mark St Patrick’s Day (Brian Lawless/PA)
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A lone demonstrator on O’Connell Street in Dublin city centre (Brian Lawless/PA)
St Patrick's Day is marked in O'Connell Street in Dublin (Brian Lawless/PA)
St Patrick’s Day is marked in a socially distanced way in O’Connell Street in Dublin (Brian Lawless/PA)
Gwrych Castle in Abergele, North Wales joined Tourism Ireland's Global Greenings campaign to mark St Patrick’s Day (Richard McCarthy/PA)
Gwrych Castle in Abergele, North Wales joined Tourism Ireland’s Global Greenings campaign to mark St Patrick’s Day (Richard McCarthy/PA)