If you can't stand the hustle and bustle of actually heading into Dublin town for the parade, fear not, you needn't move from your couch to get a bird's-eye view of what's happening. Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh, Aidan Power and Des Cahill are in Dublin to present live coverage of the St Patrick's Day Festival parade as it rolls through the heart of the city.

Those taking part will provide spectacular pageantry and colourful performances on this year's theme of 'Ireland You Are…'

If you do decide to brave the crowd, you can catch the highlights on RTE2 at 11.15pm and sure maybe even spot yourself on the telly too.