On the May Bank holiday weekend, from Ennis we headed into Limerick. The Riverfest was on but there was a major buzz around the place. The Milk Market area was thronged. Even allowing for the showery weather, the activity, the sense of happiness and commerce, and the uplift that such activity brings was refreshing.
The following Saturday, I was in Galway. Another showery day and no bank holiday but the number of visitors in the city was remarkable. A different day, a different city, same buzz.
Last Saturday, I was in Cork and attended a talk as part of the Bealtaine festival - a completely different feel. Maybe there is truth to the argument of green hills being far away – or maybe Cork is missing out.
This was one of the many street art installations in Limerick that did impress – expect to see some more over the coming weeks.