The Olympic torch arrived in Ireland this morning as is presently on its journey to a number of locations in Dublin.
The Irish capital is the only city outside of Greece and the UK to host the flame.
The torch was passed between Olympic medalists Wayne McCullough and Michael Carruth early this morning.
Ken Egan, Katie Taylor’s mum Bridget, and Anthony Sutherland, father of the late Darren Sutherland, who won bronze at the 2008 Olympics, also carried the Olympic flame.
Egan passed the torch to his fellow Olympic silver medalist John Treacy, CEO of the Irish Sports Council.
The tour of the city is taking in several historic sites, including the Garden of Remembrance, the GPO and Trinity College.
The relay is due to end around midday with a celebration at St Stephen’s Green, where the Irish team’s Chef de Mission Sonia O’Sullivan will light an Olympic cauldron to commemorate the visit.
Pat Hickey, President of the Olympic Council of Ireland said: “The Olympic Torch Relay will bring the spirit of the London Games to Dublin and starts the countdown for the Irish team’s challenge at the world’s biggest sporting event.”
Below images of Michael Carruth and Wayne McCullough participating in the relay. Photos courtesy of Michael Hade