ONE Direction singer Niall Horan has returned to Mullingar, Co Westmeath, ahead of his brother Greg's wedding.
The 19-year-old has taken on bestman duties for his elder sibling's nuptials tomorrow and the boyband star flew back from the UK last night so he'd be in time for the wedding rehearsal this afternoon.
Greg Horan (26) will marry fiancee Denise Kelly in a church ceremony tomorrow at 1pm. It will be a family affair, with 150 invited guests.
Proud mother Maura Gallagher told the Irish Independent that it has been an emotional but exciting week for them.
"It's a big day without doubt, it's what every mother dreams of," she said.
Ms Gallagher added that she was thrilled she'd also be able to enjoy quality time with Niall, while he has a rare break from concert commitments. One Direction are currently touring the UK, but have no dates scheduled this week.
"It's great to have Niall back for a few days without having to work," Ms Gallagher said. "The last time I saw him it was at the O2 and it was too short."
Extra security has been hired for the occasion in anticipation of teenage fans hoping to catch a glimpse of Niall while he is in town.
Greg told the Irish Independent that he also invited Niall's bandmates Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson to the wedding.
"I invited the boys out of respect for Niall because they're his best friends, not for any other reason," Greg said. "We're not sure if they'll make it though."
Since breaking into the music industry on 'The X Factor' in 2010, the group have become an international phenomenon.
They played four sold-out shows in Dublin earlier this month.