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THRILLER: Robbie Williams at the Aviva.

THRILLER: Robbie Williams at the Aviva.

THRILLER: Robbie Williams at the Aviva.

SLANE revellers will be Livin' On A Prayer that the rain stays away today.

According to Met Eireann, the power of prayer is all that they have – rain is forecast for across the country.

Wellies and ponchos are advised as showers are expected to make an appearance when more than 50,000 people attend Slane Castle for the Bon Jovi concert.

Showers across the country are expected to be heavy, with some becoming thundery, and the Meath venue may not be spared.

Temperatures are likely to remain low for this time of the year and will be 16-17C.

However, it could be even cooler by the time Bon Jovi take to the stage at 7.30pm.

It will be slightly cooler in Dublin where Neil Young & Crazy Horse perform at the RDS Arena.

Despite the rain, Taste of Dublin has attracted a strong attendance at the Iveagh Gardens.

And the winds and rain failed to put a dampener on spirits at the Aviva Stadium last night, when Robbie Williams and Olly Murs entertained a packed crowd of 55,000.

The crowds were entertained by FM104's Jim-Jim Nugent and Mark Noble before supporting act Olly Murs took to the stage.

Robbie rocked on at 8.30pm and thrilled his fans with a storming set.

The rain is expected to clear on Sunday though showers will persist around the country.

The weather will improve early next week, with rain clearing and temperatures likely to return to June average, according to Met Eireann

hnews@herald.ie


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