Ireland Gets Into The Groove With Madge
Madonna rose to rapturous applause as she emerged through the stage floor in front of 80,000 festival-goers at the County Meath Festival.
The crowd were kept in suspense for 45 minutes before the appearance of the Queen of Pop at her first-ever Irish concert.
Fans who had waited 20-odd years to see the star were wowed by an onslaught of images across the stage screens as she spoke a passage called The Beast Within.
The atmosphere was electric as the heavily-jewelled singer confidently began a performance of her hits with Vogue.
The first female to headline the Slane Castle event lived up to her sensational image in her slightly camp outfit of a sparkling silver corset, thigh-high boots and black hot pants.
But the 46-year-old mother-of-two left her pointed bras at home.