bright lights: dublin, ireland

Come December, beautiful Dublin, framed by canals, and full of lively Irish bars, is bedecked with Christmas lights. As a city, it oozes character, with old Georgian buildings, pedestrianised streets, and, of course, the charm of the Irish!

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Despite the cold winds whipping straight off the canals, I couldn’t resist my favourite blackcurrant and raspberry ice smoothie!  Curled up in one of the comfy sofas and watching the Irish world go by was the perfect way for the anthropologist in me to spend an evening.

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The Bank of Ireland had joined in with the festive spirit that had entranced the rest of the city, with it’s very own beautiful big Christmas tree!

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Grafton Street is full of a huge variety of amazing street performers, including of course a leprechaun and a sweet old Irish dancer! Here is a quick taste…

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Look at this little sand dog, isn’t he lovely!

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