People’s Procession of Light

‘Tis the season for festivals. After celebrating the festival of Wren Day last week, I was in a party mood so I popped in to Dublin’s city centre tonight to watch the People’s Procession of Light. This is New Year’s Eve Dublin-style, complete with fire dancers, aerialists and torch-wielding citizens creating a river of light through city streets.

Here are a few images I captured at the procession.

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In the words of the great Neil Gaiman:

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.

Happy New Year, everyone!

xxx Ailsa

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About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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44 Responses to People’s Procession of Light

  1. Beautiful images (for some reason, the “Like” button isn’t loading properly on anything today).

  2. ailsapm says:

    Thanks Caron, it was a really fun festival, Happy New Year to you! xxx Ailsa

  3. Happy New Year to you, Ailsa.

  4. randee says:

    Lovely images. Looks like great energy. Happy new year!

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  6. Gunta says:

    A very happy 2014 to you, too! Looking forward to more of your travel adventures.

  7. aj vosse says:

    Seems I missed a good one!

    Happy New Year!! Have fun… 😉

  8. Debbie says:

    Beautiful! And a great quote. Happy New Year!

  9. Beth says:

    What a great way for me to start the new year! Already experiencing something new! Thanks Ailsa and Happy New Year!

  10. Sonel says:

    Just gorgeous Ailsa. Looks like you had lots of fun. Thanks and a Happy New Year to you and yours as well. 😀 *hugs*

  11. poppytump says:

    I didn’t think Dublin could be as entertaining as this on NY’s Eve … fantastic 🙂
    Love the clip Ailsa.
    Happy New Year !

  12. bebs1 says:

    Happy New Year Ailsa! May your year be filled with more travels and adventures!

  13. mvschulze says:

    Happy New year to you Ailsa. Thanks for the posts this year. Looking forwward to more in 2014. Marty

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  15. Ah Dublin! A place of great light…but no lite. A feast for the eyes and the thirst. Be careful walking by the Guinness plant- well, at least for a few blocks.

  16. One of my favorite quotes. 🙂 Happy New Year Alisa!

  17. Expat Eye says:

    You missed me 😉 Love that last paragraph!

  18. Wow! Great pics, Ailsa! I feel like I’m there. Happy New Year to you!

  19. Happy New Year to you as well, all the best to you for the coming year. I would also like to say thanks for hosting the travel photo challenges. I have really enjoyed them 🙂
    Cheers, Amy

  20. Great photos, and words, as usual! Eagerly awaiting more in the New Year 🙂 Have a most happy and productive one!! 🙂

  21. I hope I surprise me too!
    Happy new year, Ailsa. Thanks for all the hosting and posting. 😉

  22. dadirri7 says:

    Happy New Year Ailsa! Dublin looks like lots of fun 🙂

  23. Jaspa says:

    It reminds me of the Bonfire Night celebrations in Lewes: http://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/remember-remember-the-fifth-of-november/

    Happy New Year, Ailsa!!

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