VIDEO: Stunning new festive light display on the Boyne and the Christmas tree lights come on at Slane Castle
It's definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Meath with traditional 'lighting up' ceremonies taking place including a new innovative festive light show on the River Boyne.
Having deferred unveiling the 'Imogen, Daughter of the Boyne' waterscreen lighting display from Saturday because of bad weather, the council moved the event to Sunday only for a passing deluge to leave the organisers and onlookers cursing the Gods.
The Navan Silver Band played traditional carols, as the brave souls who waited in the wet conditions on Poolboy Bridge were the first to enjoy the unique installation that will be looped from 5.30 until 10pm every evening between now and Christmas.
Earlier on Sunday evening, Fr Robert McCabe blessed the Christmas Crib on Trimgate St in the presence of Meath Co Council Cathaoirleach Nick Killian and Chief Executive Jackie Maguire and asked those present to keep those without shelter this Christmas in their thoughts while Deputy Mayor of Navan Francis Deane encouraged people to shop local this Christmas.
Over in Slane Alex Conyngham and family welcomed a large crowd to the grounds of Slane Castle where he led the children in an enthusiastic countdown to the turning on of the Christmas lights on a massive yew tree which he said was over 100 years old.