St. Paddy’s Day in Dublin

Need I say more?

Yesterday, I had the once in a lifetime experience of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin. Waking up at 5 am to catch the bus to Dublin may not have been ideal, but not even that (or the snow, for that matter) could slow us down. Earlier in the week, we had planned to sign up to be in the People’s Parade, but ended up not getting into town in time for that, so we were stuck watching from the sidelines. With the rain, it was tough to get good views of the parade at times, but it was very well-done ┬ánonetheless. At around 11:45, the crowds became a little restless and started lining up in front of the pubs to wait for them to open. Sure enough, at noon on the dot the doors opened to pubs all around the city, and the next part of the celebration had begun. People from all over the world flooded the streets, wearing their tall green hats and long orange beards (some of them real, most of them not), celebrating the patron saint by raising a pint of Guinness to the man who made the shamrock famous. They say that everybody is Irish on St. Paddy’s Day, but you don’t really know what it’s like until you’ve celebrated in Dublin!

 

A few photos from the parade and the pubs afterwards:

 

DSC00348

DSC00350

DSC00351

DSC00352

DSC00359

DSC00363

DSC00364

The Auld Dubliner, in Temple Bar

The Auld Dubliner, in Temple Bar

DSC00373

DSC00379

DSC00380

The Daniel O'Connell monument in Dublin's city center

The Daniel O’Connell monument in Dublin’s city center

DSC00391

DSC00411

DSC00412

DSC00440

Comments are closed.

Close

Places I've Been

The following links are virtual breadcrumbs marking the 12 most recent pages you have visited in Bucknell.edu. If you want to remember a specific page forever click the pin in the top right corner and we will be sure not to replace it. Close this message.