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Gary Flood writes:

“This might interest you for the weekend that’s in it. For a time back in the 1990s I was one of the producers of St. Patrick’s Festival. Best job ever.
In 1998, I had the opportunity to invite the guys who dye the Chicago river to come to Dublin and do the same to the Liffey.
Here are some pics of the event. Not sure I’d get away with it now.
The boat team scattered orange powdered dye into the water, which turned green on contact with the powder. This was around the time of the Good Friday Agreement and the Orange/Green transformation was much commented on.
Two friendly jet skiers acted as mobile mixers and spread the green colour between Grattan & Matt Talbot bridges.”


Pics: Gary Flood