The first ever carnival parade held in Antrim took place recently and was one of the highlights of the Antrim Festival.
Speaking shortly after the event, Mayor of Antrim Brian Graham congratulated organisers.
He said: “I would like to congratulate the Antrim Summer Festival Committee on the Festival parade and fun night. This didn’t just happen. It took a lot of planning and commitment over the past few months and I would hope that the Antrim public appreciate the end result.
“I was honoured to lead the parade along with my colleague Ald. Drew Ritchie with ‘Shane’ and Lesley Kirkpatrick.
“I would also thank all the groups that participated to make the parade a success and to those that provided safety cover.”