8,000 tourists lead Dublin parade ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images Revelers dressed as leprechauns jumped and shouted as they prepared to attend festivities in Dublin. KIM HAUGHTON/EPA More than 5,000 people from around the world participated in the St. Patrick's Day parade through the center of the Irish capital. AFP PHOTO/IRISH GOVERNMENT Aras an Uachtarain, residence of Irish President Michael Higgins, was illuminated green for the first time this year. Peter Morrison/Associated Press Children dressed as St. Patrick made their way to the parade in Limerick. KIM HAUGHTON/EPA More than 100 parades were held across Ireland to mark St. Patrick's Day. Shawn Pogatchnik/Associated Press Spectators didn't let the fickle Irish weather stop them from attending Dublin's parade.