Dublin - Tall Ships Festival

The Dublin Tall Ships Festival brought people out in droves despite somewhat dodgy weather.  People paraded up and down the Liffey admiring the vessels that had called into port.
The ships docked here as the last stop on a round the world race.
Many of the ships were decked out with colorful flags.
We popped into CHQ where an imaginative exhibit was on display: the buildings along the Liffey were carved into paper!
Historical quotes and cartoon images flanked the cutouts.
Underneath CHQ, a demonstration of Viking life was underway.
Tents and a cooking area were set-up.
Actors in period costume demonstrated various Viking crafts.  This man is making drinking horns.
A home made bulls-eye was ready for archers to do their worst.
We emerged and continued our walk along the north side of the Liffey.
I spotted a man on a unicycle near Spencer Dock!
Food vendors were set-up between the Dublin Convention Centre and The Point.  We tried some chicken seasoned with herbs de Provence.
Some people really got into the spirit of things with a bit of ship themed fancy dress.
A band was playing near the Samuel Beckett Bridge.
They were playing on instruments that seemed homemade and sourced from scrap materials.
Their style was a bit funky and good fun.

We crossed over the Samuel Beckett Bridge, taking a final look at the tall ships dotting the river.
The crowds were really thick at this point and we decided to point ourselves toward home.

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