We had to pick the day when there were a lot of protests on. So O’Connell Street was closed to traffic. The protest about the Congo was very colourful and the protesters were all singing. I wasn’t a bit impressed with the pre-budget protest though. There was a spokeswoman on the stage and her language was disgusting. Now I don’t mind swearing but there is a time and a place and on the lead up to Christmas with lots of children around that isn’t the place. She would have got her point across a lot better without the swearing.
It was lovely to see the shops with their window decorations and Arnotts was great with their walking Christmas trees. You can see more photos from our day here.
The image that touched me the most was John with his dog and rabbit. John is homeless and during the Summer he saw a thug throw the rabbit into the River Liffey. He went in and rescued the poor animal. He is a really lovely man and the animals love him. We saw him sit down and both animals jumped onto his lamp and settled down. Well done to John the world would be a nicer place if there were more people like him.