The big day had finally arrived … it was St. Patrick’s Day! I swear, there were more people on the streets than I had ever seen in the city. The actual Dubliners knew better than to wait in the cold to watch the parade, but we had a great time surrounded by other tourists.
Every year, a story is written specifically for St. Patrick’s Day, and each county in the country is given a different chapter to interpret for their float. The story for this year’s float is found here: http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/downloads/brilliant.pdf. The counties were definitely creative – there were only a few floats that I recognized depicting scenes from the story.
After the parade, we enjoyed some live music on Grafton St, then made ourselves comfortable inside a nice cozy pub, where we spent the remaining hours of the day.