I don’t think I have ever seen a more energetic event of such a huge scale as St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin. We enjoyed the large afternoon crowds who lined the parade route, and even though there were limited opportunities to actually see the parade, we still had a great time. Once the parade was over though, that’s when the party started!
Sam and I wandered around the famous and eclectic Temple Bar area for a few hours. We ate some good food – yes, that’s right, Ireland has come a long way in the culinary world since I was last here – and of course, we shared a few pints. The Guinness we drank – outside on the sidewalk on a mild and pleasant evening – was exceptional. Cool dark and rich… it went down really smoothly.
As we headed back to our hotel to try to catch up on some sleep, the city center was alive with a throng of people. I grabbed a quick shot of the Liffey Ha’penny Bridge that was built in 1816. The atmosphere was incredibly light and friendly, despite the considerable amount of drink that was being consumed.
My guess is that there will be a few people who get a slow start the morning after 🙂