Ireland has a reason to rejoice. A very special reason. The year 2013 is the Year of The Gathering in Dublin, Ireland and the capital city made sure that the start of the year-long revelry began on a high note. With a lot of cheer in the air and a series of events planned during the rest of the year Dublin promises to highlight all things Irish.
The merriment that began from January 1, 2013, will culminate into a grand event at the end of the year. But you don’t have to wait until then to soak in the celebratory mood. Almost every month, Dublin will raise a toast to the warmth of its people, the rich culture, the exceptional heritage and its glorious history.
Mega events like Saint Patrick’s Festival and a new offering from the makers of Riverdance are on the anvil. Red-head conventions, left-hander Gatherings, music, dance and food festivals are all part of the mammoth celebrations.
If the torchlight procession on the eve of 2013 was any indication Dublin seems all geared up to pamper its visitors all through this year. A visit to this beautiful country is definitely on every avid traveller’s list but this is the right time to push it right to the top.
I’ve been there already and can vouch for the fact that you are missing something if you are not in Ireland! Their traditional and novel way of greeting guests through a hundred thousand welcomes warms the cockles of the heart. Yes, a hundred thousand welcomes. Or let’s just say it the Irish way… Céad míle fáilte.