Sunny Shandon

On Saturday the Shandon Street Festival was on. They were lucky-the sun shone. So much so that the organisers had to find shade to bring into the park because people were hiding next to the walls to get out of the sun. I had a nice spot under a tree so I could enjoy my lunch and the music.

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One great thing about the festival was that we could go up to the top of Shandon Church and ring the bells. Now, you can always do this, but it closes at 3pm. The last time I tried to go, it was 3.30pm, so too late. Anyway, we got to fill the Cork air with a choppy version of Ode to Joy!