WATCH: A look back at the craic and ceol of Limerick's band championship

Around 1,000 musicians took to the streets of Limerick over the weekend to take part in the 47th Limerick International Band Championship.

The event saw 17 bands from the United States, Germany, England, Northern Ireland, Tipperary, Dublin, Donegal, Westmeath and Limerick marching down O’Connell Street as part of the Limerick St Patrick’s Festival 2017.

Tens of thousands of spectators braved the weather and lined the route, cheering on the competitors in what is Ireland’s only marching band competition.

Illinois State University were presented with the Kenneally Jewellers Perpetual Trophy as overall winners of the championship organised by Grooveyard on behalf of Limerick City and County Council.

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