Liam3494 said:I was here last year and the relatively small, but enthusiastic parade ended up in Plaza San Martin, but the after events in the plaza were somewaht short. We then moved onto Reconquista and went to the Irish Bars there. Now, in my opinion, there was little Irishness going on, as most of the revellers were local, and using the old excuse that on Paddys Day, everyone is Irish , they were simply getting locked!
Notwithstanding the above, we went to The Druid Inn and he had a band playing (they turned out to play Scottish music, but it was a least celtic, if from the wrong country!)... The Kilkenny was a nightmare to get into and get served in, think Temple Bar at the height of the English Stag & Hen Parties a few years back, and the streets were packed with drinkers. I note this year that a few of the other "Irish" bars around the city seem to be putting on Special Happy Hours etc., and maybe even some entertainment, but how Irish ot all will be is anyones guess.
I will be at Plaza Irlanda myself early on, but won't be heading to Reconquista. Whilst I didn't see any trouble or anything like last year, I have heard tales that the local Police don't take kindly to the size of the drunken party, and I did see water cannons and vans lined up along Av Alem - just in case... They didnt get deployed las year, but I understand from Argentine Family that they have been used in the past, to dampen down enthusiatic revellry around that spot, maybe they have become more understanding of way we like to have a drink .....
If you head to Plaza Irlanda, I'll be the one in green ....., well, actually, depending on the weather, I may have an Ulster Rugby Shirt on, and if anyone is heading up there, and wants to meet up, my cel is 15 5809 4939.....
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