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Happy St Patrick's Day!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:08 pm
by Dab051176
Hi All,

I know I'm a couple of days early, but I'm off to Dublin tomorrow, so I thought I'd drop by and wish you:

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig!!!! (Hope that's right! :P)

Hope you have a great time - whatever you're doing! :mrgreen: As long as I get a reasonable view, pics of the parade in Dublin to follow..... :wink:

PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:13 pm
by Susann
Hi Dave, I wish you a fantastic time in Dublin :lol: :lol: :lol:.
To see some photos would be nice.

I will celebrate it in an Irish pub in Germany :) :) :).

PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:38 pm
by Dubhy63
Have a great time Dave,but don't drink all the Guinness,you can leave that to me :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:21 pm
by cantilena91
Happy St. Patrick's Day in advance, everyone (Moya & family included)! I've already selected my green clothing for tomorrow plus dusted off my tinwhistles...

Suvi

PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:30 pm
by Grania
Dubhy63 wrote:Have a great time Dave,but don't drink all the Guinness,you can leave that to me :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


:lol:

My 'Heartstrings' t-shirt for me tomorrow I think :D Happy St Patrick's Day everyone, especially our friends in Ireland (who are, let's be honest, the ones entitled to celebrate, and the ones who do it best :lol: ) And Dave, have a fantastic time :D

PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:36 pm
by Dubhy63
Happy St.Patrick's Day everyone,I forget to mention this yesterday.The party has started and won't stop for a while !! :D :D

PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:11 pm
by dids
happy St Patrick's day everyone! :D

PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:22 pm
by Dab051176
Grania wrote: especially our friends in Ireland (who are, let's be honest, the ones entitled to celebrate, and the ones who do it best :lol: ) And Dave, have a fantastic time :D


Thanks G - I can certainly vouch for the fact that the Irish know how to party on St Patrick's Day!

I can't give you the atmosphere, I'm afraid, but here's a link to some photos I took at the parade. (The link should take you to the album. There are 35 photos, so if I list individual links, Angus and the Tech Gods may not be too impressed! :wink:). Also, the live coverage from RTE is on their "RTE Player" website, if you want to see the whole thing in its moving glory! I can access it from the UK, so I don't think anyone else should have any problems.

http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/Dab051176 ... arade2010#

I'll be the first to admit that they're not exactly up to Siobhan's standards, but they're not bad considering I was peering over a metal barrier from my wheelchair! :P Oh, and given that a few members of the forum are rather partial to a "romhat" or two, I thought I'd add another one at the end of the pics! :lol: :lol::lol:

Hope the link works - and enjoy!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:33 pm
by Grania
You lucky thing, looks absolutely AMAZING! :D

PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:07 pm
by wonky_eggs
Thanks for sharing those pics, Dave, they're really great, and it looks like we all missed a treat. I know a Dubliner who couldn't make it home this year, so I may have to show him those to tide him over until his next visit.

I also want to apologise for starting another St.Paddy's thread instead of using this one - I did look to see if anyone had started one, but somehow completely missed it!

Barry.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:14 pm
by Dab051176
Partly my fault for tucking it away here, instead of putting it in the "General" section (where most people would have looked), Barry - sorry! ;)

I'm sorry your Dubliner friend didn't get home in time. It's been running for 15 years, though, so I would imagine they'll go for number 16! It's a cliché, I know, but there's "always next year"! :)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:46 pm
by Dubhy63
Great pics Dave,you weren't too far away from my viewing point ( Parnell Square North ) The parade wasn't as long as previous years but I believe that the many colours made up for this. :)

My camera did some serious work,but I have picked only a few out of the collection,posting all would really get me into trouble with the tech brigade and many have the same subject as Dave's :)

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa34 ... CF7836.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa34 ... CF7837.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa34 ... CF7846.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa34 ... CF7861.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa34 ... CF7872.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa34 ... CF7887.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa34 ... CF7908.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa34 ... CF7917.jpg

PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:12 am
by Kate
Great photos of the St. Patrick's parade from both of you! Thanks for posting! :mrgreen:

PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:00 pm
by Dab051176
Dubhy63 wrote:Great pics Dave,you weren't too far away from my viewing point


Sorry, Dubhy - if I'd have known, I'd have come up to meet you. I'd got loads of time, because I was "in place" by 10am for the Midday start! I was staying by the O'Connell Bridge, though, so I've got to be honest and say I went for the nearest place. :mrgreen:

If all goes to plan, I've already got the time off for next year, so maybe meet up next time around?

PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:16 pm
by Dubhy63
That would be great Dave,Parnell Square North is our usual spot,mainly because the crowd isn't too bad there.We got there at 11.30 and still had a space right at the barrier. :)