I was in Drogheda in County Louth 3 Sundays ago. The city was hosting Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann which means All-Ireland Music Festival. Every year since 1951, Irish traditional music competition is held week-long in this event. As mentioned in Wikipedia, “the goal of Fleadh Cheoil is to establish standards in Irish traditional music through competition.”
I’ve always been drawn to Irish music and culture (a bit more curious though). I love how Irish are so nationalistic- how much of a fanatic they are of their own culture, which is a character very important as a nation.
So, I was there in the streets of Drogheda city center. Though I only have a short time there, I enjoyed going through the crowd and feeling the festivity and listening and stomping with the beat of Irish music.
Enjoy the photos I snapped around.
News articles are circulating with reports on how successful that festival was in Drogheda that next year the city is hosting it again. Kudos to everyone for making it as successful as it is.
Hi there plane!
PRELUDE: There was a turn of event!
Ah, it’s 1:03 in the morning, Monday. Five hours from now I’ll get up and get ready for a 13-hour work shift but I am still here fully awake–making this post. WHY?!
Yesterday was a long, tiring day for me. At 9am, I have an appointment to see my dentist for the Invisalign treatment I’m currently on. Had breakfast and had to go back to the clinic again because the newly put in “button” on my tooth came off. And then, my shop hopping began.
Tomorrow is Una’s 70th birthday celebration. I’ve never been yet to any Irish birthday parties so I haven’t got a clue on what is appropriate attire for the event.
Has this ever happen to any of you-you have an activity or something laid out for weeks and then, come 1 or 2 days prior to carry it out, all of the excitement and the plan itself just dissipated into thin air?
That January sale is over but not quite yet in Zara.
FOREWARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS LOADS OF PICTURES. ENJOY!
FOREWARNING 2: THIS POST IS WAY WAY OVERDUE.
Wandering around the Dublin is more like a hobby to me now. Aside from going to the shops, I enjoy seeing tourists, locals and everyone passing by as it gives me a sense of mystery– like these different people have their own stories to tell.