Monday, August 29, 2011

Sunday Funday

*First of all, thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post about the very rude woman I encountered. Believe me, I wanted nothing better than to tell her off, but after I let myself cool down I remembered that everyone is dealing with issues or fighting a personal battle. So instead I said a little prayer that she sorts herself out.

Now, on to Sunday Funday! Yesterday when JDS got back from his second home (6th floor of the Arts Block at Trinity College). Liam had just woken up from his nap and had lunch so we were ready to head to Peoples' Park in Dun Laoghaire (pronounced Dun-Leary for my non-Irish readers) for the Dublin Bay Taste and Music Fest. It had been raining on and off all day summer, but you can't let that stop you from getting out of the house when you live in Dublin!

We arrived by DART (about a 15 minute ride) and it promptly started to rain. We hung out in the station until it stopped (in about 5 minutes). The park looked absolutely gorgeous and was packed. I'll let the pictures do the talking.

Several well known restaurants had stands under this tent.
Lots of very tasty options! 

I tried the slow-roasted pork belly with apple chutney from 
Nosh. It was fantastic!

Liam enjoyed dancing to the music, we caught the 
Blues show, which was pretty good.

Getting shelter under a big tree from the rain!

We took a stroll down Dun Laoghaire Pier when we were ready
to leave. Lovely views here.

Another great family day out :-) We'll miss this place.


  1. I can't believe you're leaving Dublin so soon- looks like you're making the most of the time you have left.

    All my favourite Dubliners are moving home!

  2. I can't believe you were in Dun Laoghaire and you didn't let us know! We walk down most weekends. In fairness, our child does have chicken pox, so we wouldn't have taken him out, but STILL! ;)

  3. Jessica, I can't believe we're leaving either. I'm in denial!

    Liz we thought about calling but figured you'd give it a pass with James and his pox. Did you go to the fest at all? xx (And how is J feeling now?)