Rolling Out the Green Carpets for St. Patrick’s Day

A past parade in Dublin, downloaded from Jim Small's ND Go Irish Blog.

A past parade in Dublin, downloaded from Jim Small’s ND Go Irish Blog.

Things are hectic here in Dublin.  Almost as soon as Pam flew out two new guests arrived, Toni Grey and Giuseppe Conte.  Unfortunately, plane tickets were so costly for travel to and from St. Patrick’s Day that they won’t be staying to partake in all the festivities.

St. Patrick’s Day falls on 17th March. Originally, the day of celebration marked the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. That happened way back in 432. Today St. Patrick’s Day is a big party that celebrates all things Irish.

This will be my first St. Patrick’s in Ireland and I’m excited to be a part of it all. I’ve been lucky to get some tickets for the St. Patrick’s Festival, thanks to the diligence of Tess who handled all the on-line reservations.

The high point of the 17th will be the People’s Parade. It’s to have hundreds of carnival-type floats with people from the area on board.  The parade will pass right by my apartment block.

Stay tuned for pictures of this year’s events as they unfold….