A spectacular fireworks display lit up the sky over Cork Harbour last night
You may have caught the action if you live near the water.
The night sky over Cork Harbour was lit by a stunning fireworks display last night to celebrate Independence Day and the 84th birthday of Spike Island.
The magnificent light show took place on Fort Mitchel on the island, a fortress that was held by the British until 1938.
On July 11th that year, the fort became the youngest part of Ireland as the tri-colour was raised over the island for the first time.
As well as marking the historical event, the Fortress Fireworks Fun Night laid on plenty of entertainment for visitors including tours, music, and children’s activities, culminating in the fireworks display as night fell over the island.
Fireworks display on @SpikeIslandCork tonight to commemorate 84 years since the island was handed over to the Irish State @Corkcoco pic.twitter.com/Hd1OlRz3CD
— Michael McGrath (@mmcgrathtd) July 17, 2022
Fireworks at Sunset on @SpikeIslandCork #fireworks #cork #sunset #canonphotography pic.twitter.com/RAsApoQM75
— Rob O’Connor (@trebography) July 18, 2022
Guests were returned to the mainland on boats leaving every ten minutes until the last return at 11.45pm.