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Dublin: 11°C Saturday 23 October 2021

Is this Ireland's most famous Wren Boy? (...and do you recognise him?)

It’s all getting a little bit ‘Wicker Man’ in Dingle.

WREN DAY CELEBRATIONS are in full swing in towns and villages around the country (in the areas that mark it anyway, it’s hardly a widespread thing).

By the looks of it, people haven’t been letting the brutal weather dampen their spirits.

It all got a little bit Wicker Man-esque in Dingle earlier this afternoon, as the straw-boys took to the streets…

Source: Marian O'Flaherty/@dinglenews

Source: Marian O'Flaherty/@dinglenews

While, elsewhere in the Co Kerry town, these participants took a less-than-traditional approach to the day’s events…

Source: Source: Marian O'Flaherty/@dinglenews

Amongst the crowds, a certain well-known Irish face (and voice)…

Source: Marian O'Flaherty/@dinglenews

And if you don’t quite recognise him, here’s the Southern Editor of RTÉ News with a little more detail…

(It’s Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, sports fans).

Over in Dublin, the traditional Wren Day event in Sandymount was a bit of a washout.

But it looks like the tradition is still being kept alive, indoors…

What is Wren Day? 

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