Look.. no ads! It was also great to see the tricolour on all of the prominent buildings around the city. I've never seen so many.
Let's not foget the permanent scars of 1916 (yes, one in her tit
Liberty Hall, an important site of 1916
As the crowd dispersed, many people flocked to the Liffey boardwalk and to the pubs and cafés around the city. I noticed many tourists sitting in the sun and having a good time. I'm sure many of them were happy to have this bonus event during their stay, many seemed quite impressed.
I was standing on O'C monument for most of it. My only gripe is that there was no tannoy on O'Connell Bridge to announce the arrival of the Taoiseach and the President so the bystanders were half clapping, not really knowing who was in the motorcades.
I'm not sure what the situation was on College Gr, Morland and Dame, but the people on the Bridge couldn't hear any of the speeches at the GPO - people were yabbering away during the 2 min silence.
All in all it was a great day. I certainly felt quite patriotic and proud about our country. It was nice to hear our language being used throughout the GPO ceremony also.
I will look forward to this event in the future.
Slán, a chairde!
ps. Highlight of the day was when the marching band played 'Finnegan's Wake'