In Dublin, Ireland!
March 15th, 2013
We're back in Dublin, Ireland celebrating St. Paddies weekend with our pals at Jameson.
Thursday we had some free time and decided to visit some of Dublin's pubs, of which there are.... more than a few. One of the most famous is The Brazenhead. This joint opened in the year 1198!
Our fearless leader Admiral Fun is worshipped as a God in Dublin. Here is his image appearing before the faithful. It is truly a miracle!
The late great Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy is a hometown guy. Our pal Corey from WMMS in Cleveland and I took a moment to pay homage.
Broadcasters from all over the planet descended upon Dublin including the South American nation of Uruguay. I don't know much about Uruguay, but these guys were a trip. The man holding the beverage arrived at the broadcast site in a wet suit, disappeared for an hour, and returned having swam in the River Liffey. The locals were horrified. Apparently it is a wee bit polluted. He seemed fine later that evening.
Everywhere one turns in Dublin, history quietly tells it's story. On our St. Padddy's day stroll we happened across this surviving 13th century portion of the city walls.
Of course as a dumb American the wall inspired me to thoughts of this scene.
I prefer the Dublin style of parade. It's hard to tell who's watching and who's in it. Mixed with the marching bands are random people making the scene.
Flat Randy being brought to justice.