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Temple Bar Trad Fest by Ann Treacy
January 31, 2010, 8:29 pm
Filed under: Dublin

The Temple Bar Trad Fest has been going on this week; it celebrates traditional music. We haven’t done too much – but we did make it to the parade today and the outdoor ceili. The parade wasn’t too long, but it was very good. It was a little cold so we had front row seats. We were even able to follow the parade for a while. (I took a quick video.)

The super score of the day was that kids ate for free at the Tea Room today. It’s a restaurant in the Clarence Hotel. I think U2 still owns the hotel. It’s very nice. Definitely not the kind of place you expect for kids to eat free on a Sunday. I suppose that’s a reflection on the recession as much as anything else. Anyways we got a much nicer lunch than planned so we’re not complaining.

After lunch we went to the outdoor ceili, which was fun. I took another quick video. It was a little chilly but there were plenty of people watching and dancing. Next we headed on to the North side.

I’ve added a couple pictures of local art – one if just a graffiti mural from Smithfield; the other is a statement with the walls covered with pages from the recent report on the Catholic Church in Ireland and child abuse. We’ll see how long that stays up. (Could be down by next week; could be up a long time.)

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I continue to be amazed at the adventures you take. thanks for sharing! B

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