More than 25 knitters spent over 30 hours a week for the last two months creating yarn bombs to cover the village of Dunboyne in Co Meath for St Patrick's Day.

The yarn bombers decorated more than 40 trees and bollards in the Co Meath village.

"We started knitting in the middle of January for this. Some ladies knitted pom-poms, some knitted the bunting and others did massive designs.

"There are the guts of 300-400 hours of knitting on display, maybe even more," said Monica Hanningan of Dunboyne Yarn Bombers.

Dunboyne village decorated in wool ahead of St Patrick's Day 

She added: "We would normally always have a St Patrick's Day parade in Dunboyne.

"It's cancelled again this year so we wanted to do the yarn bomb to brighten everybody up ahead of St Patrick’s Day."

The yarn bomb display will be kept up until after Easter.