Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone – I’m heading over to Ballinahinch Castle with the missus for the weekend, so I’m going to miss the celebrations in Dublin, but I’m very much looking forward to chilling out with a pint of Guinness on the sofa with a really good book and some wonderful company.

If you’re interested though, here’s a few photos that I took a couple of years ago (in pursuit of happiness), which I think capture the mood nicely. St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin has always been about being Irish, but as these photos probably suggest, a lot of other countries tend to join in the fun, which is something that makes me very proud to be Irish.