Dublin, Ireland Ringing in the New Year

Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland.  

Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland.  

Ireland is one of the friendliest countries I have ever been to.  During my first visit to this fine country, I was stopped by an older gentleman while walking down the street.  He asked, “do I know you from somewhere?”  With my American accent, I replied, “probably not, I just arrived yesterday.”  We continued to have a conversation as if we had known each other.  A lovely first impression and good example of the people you will find in Ireland. 

Church bells throughout Dublin, Ireland ring continually on New Year Day.

In addition to being friendly, Irish are festive and spirited.  It seems that everything they do includes bright colors and beautiful music.  Thus, Ireland is a fantastic place for ringing in the New Year. 

Dublin, Ireland literally rings in the New Year with churches ringing their bells throughout the city. People in Christ Church Cathedral were singing the "The First Noel", accompanied by the pipe organ.

There are certain activities you can count on in Ireland.  Pubs are packed with live music and jolly drinkers.  As one can imagine, the festivities are even more abundant on New Year’s Eve.  What I enjoyed most was New Year’s Day.  Church bells are ringing throughout the day in Dublin.  Literally, “ringing in the New Year”.  People attend church services.  You can hear hymns pouring out the front doors of cathedrals.  It is a cheerful way to start the year. 

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Jenny Hershberger

Born and raised in Geauga County, which is located in northeastern Ohio of the United States of America, I have worked as a free lance photographer and graphic designer since graduating from Marietta College.

Traveling, photography and journaling are symptoms of my passions.  I deeply enjoy learning from new people.  Cultures, including various colors, aromas, cuisines, traditions . . . have always intrigued me.

Exploring God's creation is a huge part of my existence.  From a road trip to Alaska to the flora and fauna in my backyard.  Not taking God's handiwork for granted is important to me.  God made it all.  From the grandeur of mountains and power of mighty waterfalls to lichen and the tiniest creatures.  What God has designed is evidence of who He is and I want to know more about Him.

My gifts of photography and writing are avenues to sharing what I have witnessed and learned.

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