‘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.
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.
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.
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Beautiful images (for some reason, the “Like” button isn’t loading properly on anything today).
Thanks Caron, it was a really fun festival, Happy New Year to you! xxx Ailsa
Happy New Year to you, Ailsa.
You too, Annette, hope it’s a good one for you! xxx
Lovely images. Looks like great energy. Happy new year!
It was an awful lot of fun, Randee. Happy New Year to you too! xxx Ailsa
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A very happy 2014 to you, too! Looking forward to more of your travel adventures.
Happy New Year to you too, Gunta, hope it brings everything you wish for! xxx Ailsa
Seems I missed a good one!
Happy New Year!! Have fun… 😉
You would have had fun, Vossie, next year it’s a date! Happy New Year my friend.
Next year? You planning on avoiding me till the end of 2015!! Wha haha…
Tomorrow I’m back to work so we’ll have to get together some day during the weekend in the near future!! ;-0
Haha, deal! 🙂
Beautiful! And a great quote. Happy New Year!
Thanks Debbie, you too! 🙂 Ailsa
What a great way for me to start the new year! Already experiencing something new! Thanks Ailsa and Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to you too, Beth, hope it’s filled with new and fun experiences. xxx
Just gorgeous Ailsa. Looks like you had lots of fun. Thanks and a Happy New Year to you and yours as well. 😀 *hugs*
Happy New Year hugs right back, Sonel 🙂
I didn’t think Dublin could be as entertaining as this on NY’s Eve … fantastic 🙂
Love the clip Ailsa.
Happy New Year !
Neither did I, Poppy, Dublin’s come a long way since I last visited. Happy New Year to you too! xxx Ailsa
Happy New Year Ailsa! May your year be filled with more travels and adventures!
Hurrah, now that’s a wish I can get behind. I wish the very same for you! Happy New Year. xxx Ailsa
Happy New year to you Ailsa. Thanks for the posts this year. Looking forwward to more in 2014. Marty
Thanks Marty, Happy New Year to you too! 🙂 Ailsa
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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.
One of my favorite quotes. 🙂 Happy New Year Alisa!
You too, I have high hopes for all of us in 2014 😉
You missed me 😉 Love that last paragraph!
Oh wow, were you there for the parade? I see from your latest post you’re back in Latvia now. Happy New Year! 🙂
Same to you! No, I wasn’t out for the Parade – just in Dublin 😉 And yep, back in LV now – (very unenthusiastic) woo hoo 😉
Wow! Great pics, Ailsa! I feel like I’m there. Happy New Year to you!
You too, Stephen, loved your photos of Christmas in San Francisco. 🙂
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 🙂
And thank you for joining in, Amy! Hope 2014 is being good to you so far! xxx Ailsa
Great photos, and words, as usual! Eagerly awaiting more in the New Year 🙂 Have a most happy and productive one!! 🙂
Hope your 2014 is wonderful too, Vlad. xxx Ailsa
I hope I surprise me too!
Happy new year, Ailsa. Thanks for all the hosting and posting. 😉
Hurrah, here’s to surprising ourselves. Happy New Year, Gemma! xxx
Happy New Year Ailsa! Dublin looks like lots of fun 🙂
It really was a great way to see in the New Year, Christine. I hope your 2014 is starting off well! xxx Ailsa
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!!