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St Patrick's fun on the Costa

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Celebrating St Patrick's Day in Torremolinos. / TONY BRYANT

  • Celebrations took place around the region at the weekend to mark the day of the patron saint of Ireland

Traditional Irish food, drink and music invaded the Costa del Sol this weekend for the traditional St Patrick's Day festivities.

A mass followed by a procession and then a party formed the order of events for the traditional celebrations on Friday in Benalmádena Costa.

The Montemar area of Torremolinos, often known as Little Ireland, was also a hub of green, orange and white activity on Friday, while the celebrations in the Plaza de la Nogalera took place on Saturday.

Meanwhile a two-day St Patrick's celebration took place on Saturday and Sunday in Marbella, where the famous arch across the main road was lit up in green for the occasion.