Or so you thought.
New Year’s Festival Dublin have this afternoon announced the line up for their FREE event ‘New Year’s Afternoon In The Castle’ taking place in Dublin Castle on New Year’s Day. January 1.
NYF Dublin write:
Enjoy a fabulous Afternoon in The Castle with entertainment for all the family, soak up the festive atmosphere and enjoy from Kila, Beoga, Cairde and special guests The Scratch & friends. This is a FREE, non-ticketed event taking place from 2pm until 5pm.
Bray, County Wicklow.
The annual charity sea swim on the first morning of the new year 2020 arranged by Bray Lions Club, with proceeds going to St. Vincent De Paul, Sunbeam House Dignity Packs for the Homeless and Bray Resource Centres.
Temari balls, a traditional Chinese folk art introduced to Japan in the 7th century, are gifts given to children by grandparents on New Year’s Day. The temari are fabric-wrapped wads of silk whose surface is then embroidered from the threads of old kimonos.
The above pictures are from the Flickr feed of NanaAkua and feature tamari made by her 88 year-old grandmother, who learned the art in her 60s.
Granny has made over 500 to date and they’re all here.
This year’s for me and you.
Seals being released into the wild at Sandymount Strand, Dublin, this afternoon.
Via Miki Lentin