The Ballycotton Seafood and Shanty Summer Series of Events came to an end last night with a bang.
At around 8.30pm, in anticipation of the inaugural fireworks display, tripods began to appear among the dunes and other vantage points around the village as photographers zeroed in on the launch site. As the clock ticked past 9.30pm and darkness fell across the bay, the first muffled bang broke the silence of the balmy evening and the first rocket screamed skyward. This was quickly followed by a colourful barrage lasting ten minutes or more.
A great spectacle and a fitting end to a busy summer in the seaside village. Well done to all involved.