Dun Laoghaire is a really nice part of town and the mountains and water are part of that reason. The festival was a good idea, but the set up was tough because of the space they had to use. Unfortunately a lot of the kiosks of things to buy from all around the world were also in the walking path, so getting over to them was difficult. The crowds were HUGE! They did have music from different cultures as well, but the most interesting part was of course the many people in costume on stilts. One was a three headed dragon - talk about coordination.
In the pics below, these people were watching a boat race - complete with the most boring monotone announcer.
If you ever come to Dublin, take a trip to Dun Laoghaire - definitely worth the short drive.