In a post ten days ago I was bouncing about like a March Hare. There was mention of things penitential, parties, parades and photography. Now I am older but alas no wiser, yet still each day brings humourous cards suggesting the dubious benefits of aging.
Today in my in-box I found a surprise…… I have a DATE! In Dublin. On Tuesday.
Congratulations – We would like to offer you the opportunity to come and watch the 2009 St Patrick’s Festival Parade from Grandstand on O’Connell Street, Dublin 1. The parade takes place from 12:00 until 14:30 and this year the crowds are expected to exceed 1.2 million people.
Pixie has been working with the organisers of the Irish St Patrick’s Festival on a huge photo sharing project to help document this year’s festival in photos from the perspective of those attending. The aim is to invite everyone bringing their camera to this year’s events to contribute their photos to the official St Patrick’s Festival group so that the experience can be shared with people from all over the world.
To make things a little more interesting, they have created a competition and will be selecting three lucky winners whose photos capture the spirit of the festival. Canon have very kindly offered to sponsor some of the best prizes we’ve seen in a photo competition and with a total value of just under €1,800, these are very generous prizes!!!
- 1st Prize – Canon EOS 1000D digital SLR camera, Selphy ES3 photo printer, 150 Euro photography training course, adding memory card and photo printing paper. Total value €1,050
- 2nd Prize – Powershot E1 digital camera and Selphy ES3 photo printer. Total Value €480
- 3rd Prize – Selphy ES3 photo printer. Total Value €240
So when the parading and waving are over the real party begins…
To celebrate the Guinness 250 year anniversary, the Guinness Storehouse are inviting 250 Pixie users, bloggers and photobloggers to continue the Pixie Party after the parade and join in the fun at the Storehouse’s annual Paddy’s Day festival on March 17th:
“On St. Patrick’s Day, Guinness Storehouse will host an electrifying global celebration of Guinness and the Irish national holiday with over 250 entertainers of every description. Prepare for a barrage of rock, soul, roots, swing, jazz and traditional Irish, as well as international street performers and marching bands. Learn how to Pour the Perfect Pint of Guinness like a true Dublin connoisseur, savour the taste of Guinness variants and try some food with a Guinness twist.”
I have the camera ready. Now where did mammy leave my bow!