It has been announced that Mrs Brown's Boys star Brendan O'Carroll will be the Grand Marshal for the St Patrick's Festival Parade in Dublin. 

O'Carroll said: "In asking me to be Grand Marshal of the Dublin Parade, St Patrick's Festival have honoured my family and honoured all of us working in Mrs Brown's Boys who try to bring a little piece of Dublin humour around the world."  

He continued: "I attended the Dublin Parade in all weathers for over 50 years, from sitting on my sisters' shoulders to having my own children sitting on mine. I cannot now believe that I am going to get a moment to lead this wonderful gathering of floats, bands and organisations and shout… 'Follow me I know a shortcut up Moore Street!'"

For more on this year's festivities, visit: www.stpatricksfestival.ie.

Brendan O'Carroll

Brendan O'Carroll

Brendan O'Carroll