After visiting the one location that defines all expectations of Christmas, New York City, I decided that I wanted my future travels to highlight the culture and social atmosphere of each country. 434 more words
Around St. Patrick’s Day, many buildings are lit in green. Here’s the entrance to Trinity College
Long Room- I took the student guided tour of Trinity, the Book of Kells, and Long Room, which is actually a library
My first hurling match ever, and hopefully not my last. Americans would love to watch fast, physical, high scoring sports like this without timeouts. Club final between Na Piarsasigh and Ruairi Og. My work colleague is from Limerick, and after the match a fan of Ruairi Og gave her his team flag for winning. She didn’t want it, and it is now hanging in my basement like a trophy :)
St Patrick’s Day parade. There were some interesting and very artistic floats, but in the end it was a parade. The best part was pre-parade, the ledge is not deep at all, so this kid got up but couldn’t sit. Then he decided to pose for everyone
The vest is from a thrift store in Brooklyn, bought in December 2014 for the sole purpose of wearing on St Patrick’s Day. The other pieces were me scrambling to buy more green the night before.
Kilmainham Gaol. Historic relevance because it housed political prisoners which eventually led the uprising. Get there close to opening time so you don’t have to stand in line too long for tickets. You buy the tickets for a time slot, but you can browse the museum beforehand to learn about what you’re going to see. Well worth it