||The Massive Heeds of Irish writers and U2 messing about in
boats near Dublin's O'Connell Bridge.
Picture from the Arcana
(formerly MacTeo) website.
I believe this was the official launch of the Liffey Voyage tour service, Monday 26th
Quote from the MacTeo website: "The "Spirit of Docklands", the new 50 seater craft
commissioned by the DDDA, was introduced to the people of Dublin by a stunning
performance from MacTeo. Taking to the water on a floating stage, the MacTeo
performers escorted the boat as she made her way up the River Liffey to Batchelors
Walk from the DDDA headquarters at the Custom House Dock. For a time it looked like
the city was being invaded again by yet another wave of Vikings, as the MacTeo
performers wielded their fearsome weapons, but, as the drummers beat out their
energetic rhythms, and the more well-known "faces" of famous Dublin characters such
as U2, writers James Joyce, Brendan Behan and Oscar Wilde accompanied the main
floating stage in adjoining boats, it was clear that this was a far more benign invasion,
and that these visitors came in peace – and in the spirit of fun! "