One or two people might be feeling ‘woof’ in the morning after Huddersfield partied in St George’s Square to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

The Irish flag flapped in the breeze alongside the Ukrainian flag and the flag of St George as communities came together to raise a pint or three of Guinness and enjoy some music and merriment in the sunshine.

Centrepiece of the Sunday afternoon celebration was the world’s second shortest St Patrick’s Day parade.

The parade, which included Irish wolfhounds and local dance groups, was just 32 metres long. The usual town centre parade was abandoned for this, the 20th year, in favour of a more modest stroll from the railway station steps to Harold Wilson’s statue.

Hundreds of people packed into St George’s Square in a celebration of all things Irish.

Gallery of images by: SEAN DOYLE