Dublin has a lot of work to live up the the celebrations in New Orleans. In Dublin, I did not have to dodge any Irish foods: cabbage, potatoes, carrots, moonpies (huh??).
We just caught the end of the parade. Apparently they don't really throw anything, but it does attract over 500,000 people so there must be something great about it. The last thing that went by before they opened up the barricades for people to roam through was a Ferrari:
People go through great feats to see this Irish parade. Climb the nearest traffic light:
Or a post on a really spiky SOLID IRON fence!! Crazy kid.
We found our way through the crowds:
To our first pub: The Old Stand. Anyone who's come to Dublin and done the Literary Pub Crawl will have visited this pub. Started with a few Guinness appetizers and settled in for a little Irish stew and fish 'n chips. Mmmmm....After a stroll down Grafton Street and stopping for a little traditional Irish music:
What are they, like, 10???
Then off to a few more pubs for a few more Guinness-ii and back home to Oscar.
All in all, a great day!