IT'S A BRILLIANT DAY to be in Ireland as ten countries join the European Union. Activities range from Lithuanian crafts exhibitors along Kilkenny Castle Wall to stiltwalkers on the streets. Back in Dublin, there's probably going to be a display with the water cannon as several thousand demonstrators attempt to enter Phoenix Park. Online, "Vectorial Elevations" allows people to engage creatively with the light sculptures over the Dublin sky but I didn't get much from that interaction. If you want colour in the sky, watch Dublin's fireworks at night.
We may journey to Waterford to see what's on with their welcome to Malta. But if the weather continues as bright sunshine, I'd rather dig holes in the garden and create another flower bed. Or climb the round tower at St Canice Cathedral and take a panorama of the scene below.
Patrick O'Beirne -- "1st May Day of Welcomes Celebrations"