Nollaig Shona Duit

Nollaig Shona Duit means Merry Christmas in Gaelic, and since we just came back from a short and very intense visit to Dublin, I had an excuse to headline with these beautiful, strange words. Now, if for some reason you cannot feel the seasonal spirit or the Christmas vibe - you could go to Dublin to fix that. The whole place is lit with fairylights and glamorous decorations, and the shopping streets are brimming with people and buzz. Okay, we were there on Black Friday, so perhaps no surprise, but it was really quite cosy. Dublin is beautiful (it was my first visit), people are downright charming, and it all felt very relaxed.

See - doesn't it look rather okay to you?

We liked it a lot! The Gaelic language was very prominent everywhere, signs were all in both English and Gaelic, which is something I was ignorantly unaware of. It is a mysterious and dramatic looking language. The last image is from one of the many festive streets in midtown, and the banner says Baile Átha Cliath which is the Gaelic name for the city of Dublin.

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