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Dun Laoghaire Regatta & Translations by Ann Treacy
July 11, 2011, 8:32 pm
Filed under: Dublin, Dun Laoghaire

We have been to the Dun Laoghaire Regatta twice now. Last time we were pretty excited and weren’t sure what we were going to see. Our expectations were more tempered this year. We weren’t expecting much so it was a lot better. Really Lily, Aine and I were just looking for something fun and easy – so we walked up the East Pier – but we walked up the rough part of the tame pier. Our timing was good – most of the sailboats were just heading out. It is kind of fun to see the harbor full of sailboats.

A couple of days later Patrick and I headed to the Abbey Theatre with our buddy Gary to see Brian Friel’s Translations. Brian Friel is an Irish playwright who spent some formative months at the Guthrie Theater; he shows up in Patrick’s dissertation. The best part of the night was meeting up with one of the lead actors, Dennis Conway. Gary knows Dennis which is how that happened. We ended up spending a very late night at a pub in Kilmainham – the night got so late I got to turn out the lights in the pub. That’s the lights on the outside – we weren’t (thankfully) the last people in the actual pub. Sorry – no pictures of the late night!

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