Dingle was absolutely packed on New Year's Eve 1 year ago

Dingle was absolutely packed on New Year's Eve

It looked like a brilliant night.

All around the world, wild celebrations took place to ring in the new year.

But we imagine that if you traveled the entirety of the planet, you wouldn't find as good a party as there was in Dingle on Monday night.

Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but it did look fairly class.

And as much of a party it was, it had quite a positive affect on Dingle's economy too.

According to Radio Kerry, New Year celebrations have become a big boost for businesses in Dingle in recent years.

The annual family fire-works display gets underway just after 9.30 tonight, then thousands of people will take to the streets to follow the Dingle Fife and Drum Band as they march around the town from 11.30pm.

Richie Williams of Dingle Business Chamber and Tourism Alliance spoke about the boost, saying that the event has: "blown out of all proportions in the last number of years."

We know where we're headed next year. Roll on 2020.