The organisers of the St Martin's bonfire display have set the structure alight - more than two months after it was meant to go up in flames.
The pile of wood has sat on the field in St Martin since the bonfire and firework display was cancelled in November.
Lester Richardson, Chairman of the Gorey Fete Committee says they needed to light it as the field was needed by a farmer to plant potatoes.
He said the fire brigade and parish hall were informed of the plan.
A number of people took to social media after seeing the bonfire alight, fearing that wildlife could be inside, but Mr Richardson said the bonfire was checked before it was lit.