Published Saturday, 06 October 2012
Excited children and parents packed the grounds of City Hall on Saturday morning where they listened to traditional Irish music.
The group then made its way around to the Ulster Hall for a family fun day.
Organisers said up to 2,000 people attended - and they believe it to be the first event of its kind to be held at the Ulster Hall in its 150-year history.
It also marked a venue change for the Irish festival, which has taken place on Sundays in St George's Market in its past three years.
The day was supported by the Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce as well as Belfast City Centre management.
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