Oohh, the excitement

This coming weekend is one of the highlights in Dublin. No, I have not got my dates mixed up and so I am not a week early for St Patricks Weekend, I am talking about the fact that the Ireland V Scotland 6 Nations Rugby match is on this weekend.

I really do feel that the Scots are the best travelling crowd for rugby weekends, sure to be helped by the fact that their rugby team are playing great this year for the first time in a few years. But, they bring so much colour and fun to the city for the weekend they are here, with their kilts, jimmy hats, bagpipes and hipflasks. The craic around town is going to be unreal, with nothing but good natured banter taking place for the weekend.

I remember a few years back, standing in the square in Temple Bar on the Friday before the game, hearing bagpipes coming up from Fleet Street direction and seeing people stopping to look. So, I stood there, and saw a piper march a full rugby team in single file up to the door of a pub on the square, where the piper turned to face the squad, march on the spot, and pipe them into the bar, before following in behind. Now, that is how to do a pub-crawl.

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