Bonfire night

Its a little late for composing commentary, but a few photos from 2 of the bonfires this evening. I drove home through Belfast, and it is quite awesome to see the dozens of fires lit over the city. More from me tomorrow, I hope!

By the way, the photos from Stoneyford represent a new departure: the use of the beacon instead of the more familiar bonfire. It was a lot more impressive than I expected, and the fireworks set it off very well. (It’s a 20 feet hight structure)The KAT flag is on the Ballycraigy bonfire, where there was no sign of any forward movement in changing or improving the site. At least not this year- here’s hoping.

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