July 20th, 2017

Gallery: Final preparations for Eleventh night bonfires

Northern Ireland

Final preparations are under way ahead of the Eleventh night celebrations across Northern Ireland.

Massive bonfires have been erected to mark the annual commemoration of King William of Orange's victory over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. 

However, some bonfires have already been set alight.

Fire crews were sent out to deal with a bonfire which had been lit in Carrickfergus which was situated close to a petrol station.

Another bonfire in Portadown was also burnt down early. 

The structures, many of which are constructed using thousands of pallets, will be set alight later this evening.