Bono's daughters brave weather at Leopardstown St Stephen's Day races
U2 frontman a no-show as many others fail to attend due to spilling rain
The highly anticipated St. Stephen's Day races were a complete wash out this year in Leopardstown with rain spoiling the fun.
All eyes were on the look out for Bono, who usually attends the event with a flourish.
But the U2 frontman has had to cancel several of his usual Christmas engagements this year.
These include a World AIDS Day concert in New York and his annual Christmas busking session on Dublin's Grafton Street.
The Irish star underwent surgery in November after he injured his arm when he fell off a bike in New York.
The fall resulted in three fractures to his left shoulder blade, a fractured little finger and a break to his ulnar nerve ('funny bone').
He had 18 screws inserted during a lengthy operation.
His daughters Eve and Jordan were at Leopardstown today as well as Hong Kong born fashion designer John Rocha.
Irish footballer Stephanie Roche also turned out at the event, saying that she is delighted to make the FIFA goal of the year shortlist.
Numbers are expected to be down over the course of St Stephens Day with consistent rain expected until later this evening.