Craigyhill bonfire: pictures as massive tower is lit ahead of the Twelfth

The lighting of the Craigyhill bonfire in Larne brought together people of all ages and from far and wide.

Monday, 12th July 2021, 2:16 pm
The spectacular scene as fireworks light up the Craigyhill bonfire in Larne on July 11. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
The spectacular scene as fireworks light up the Craigyhill bonfire in Larne on July 11. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

With bonfire builders firmly believing that they had constructed the biggest in Northern Ireland this year, the lighting was the moment everyone was waiting for.

Many months of fundraising, planning and constucting had gone into creating the massive structure, which dominated the Larne skyline.

The Craigyhill Bonfire Committee said they had been blown away by the interest shown in their work, including by media from across the world, and have already said they are determined to go for a ‘biggest bonfire’ world record next year.

Crowds look on as Craigyhill bonfire in Larne burns. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Fireworks light up the Craigyhill bonfire in Larne. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Crowds gather for the burning of the massive Craigyhill bonfire in Larne. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
The scene close to the Craigyhill bonfire on July 11. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
The Craigyhill bonfire is well alight. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Spectators came from far and wide to see the Craigyhill bonfire. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
Young people out enjoying the bonfire at Craigyhill, Larne. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
The towering inferno. Picture: Pacemaker
The sky is lit up over the Craigyhill estate in Larne. Picture: Pacemaker
Enjoying the bonfire at Craigyhill. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye
The Eleventh Night bonfire in the Craigyhill estate in Larne. is set alight. Picture: Pacemaker
People came from far and wide to see the spectacular Craigyhill bonfire in Larne. Picture: Pacemaker