Adventures · Life in Ireland

St. Paddy’s Day

A couple of weeks ago, I realized I was going to get to spend St. Paddy’s Day in Ireland. WHAT! Lucky. Hashtag blesssed. I get to be super Irish-y on the most Irish day of the year! 

Well, I soon found out that most Irish don’t actually partake in these festivities and instead use their bank holiday to relax. And apparently, the whole drink-green-beer-and-wear-as-much-green-as-possible is just something that the Americans started and the Irish now do all for the sake of having a good time.

Scoping out THE Temple Bar. Don't mind the photobomber to our left...
Scoping out THE Temple Bar. Don’t mind the photobomber to our left…

I can respect it all.

Two of my Texas friends came to visit for the “holidays,” and we started celebrating St. Paddy’s Eve with every other tourist in Dublin. We spent four hours at a popular pub in the south, and then migrated to The Temple Bar, arguably the most popular (and touristy) pub in Dublin.

Guinness on Paddy's Day Eve. Doubling up because why not.
Guinness on Paddy’s Day Eve. Doubling up because why not.

The next morning, after meeting a plethora of varying ranges of alcoholics, we decided to venture to the St. Patrick’s Day parade in the heart of the city. It was SO PACKED. I imagine the energy to be that of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in NYC.

Hood rat kids climbing monuments to catch a glimpse of the parade.
Hood rat kids climbing monuments to catch a glimpse of the parade.
We asked a dad to take our picture and he made his Irish kids get in!
We asked a dad to take our picture and he made his Irish kids get in!
The city was packed!
The city was packed!
People really got into dressing up!
People really got into dressing up!

We soaked up the good vibes, the hurried it to the airport to catch our evening flight to Istanbul. A rushed 24 hours of celebrating my beloved  new home, and it’s something I’m so excited to have experienced!

Cheers,

Monique

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