Dublin Zoo is promising leprechauns, fairies, folklore and more for families on St Patrick's Day from 12pm to 4pm.

Along with "maypole ribbon dancing and storytelling time with the Leprechaun King", arts and crafts sessions, face painting and the Fairy Ball are all part of the March 17 programme.

Visitors can attend keeper talks and also watch the animals enjoying festive tri-colour treats.

For more on Dublin Zoo, see: www.dublinzoo.ie.