Ireland 7 September: Dublin

A great day in Dublin

Our first meeting of the day.

Every child is a different flower and together we make a beautiful garland.

Principal Roisin Conlon is really moved and touched by the visit of the Peace Run. She treasures the values of kindness, respect and harmony.

National childrens television has come to cover the Peace Run visit to the school. Devashishu gives a very inspiring interview.

The children are over the moon that Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run is coming to their school.

Enter runners!

We sing the World Harmony Run song the children which they have learned very well.

They really enjoy doing the actions!

We present a certificate of appreciation to Glasnevin educate together national school.

We go outside where the sun is shining to pass the Peace Torch.

The moment has arrived to hold the torch and share wish for peace.

Jumping for Joy!

Tomaz challanges the boys to some fun squat drills.

We do two laps around the school. They have created a dedicated running track around the school to promote health and fitness.

We recieve a hugh pile of artwork created by the children.

Can you spot the Peace Torch?!

So happy!

Our next visit is to the Pheonix Park Special school.

The students have many questions for the team.

It's time to race. The young boys are excellent sprinters.

Thank you to staff at the Phoenix Park Special school.

Thank you very much to Garda Damian McMahon from Blanchardstown Police station who provided an escort for the Peace Run Team as they ran from Pheonix Park to the Mansion house in the City centre. He did a great job in controlling all the traffic as we ran through busy streets of Dublin.

Running along the river Liffey.

New members of the Peace Run team: Agnieszka from Poland

Nha from Vietnam

This young man leapt out of a taxi which was stuck in traffic especially to run with us.

Jhoanna from Brazil is delighted to run with Peace Torch for the first time.

Another friend of the team, Gretta is thrilled to be able to run with us.

Passing Gandharva Loka Music Store where we had the Torch Bearer award event the night before.

Aarif from South Africa takes pole position and leads the way through the streets of Dublin.

We are arrive at our destination, Dublin's Mansion House, office to the Lord Mayor of Dublin.

Lord Mayor Nial Ring is delighted to hold the Peace Torch.

He welcomes every single one of the sixteen nationalities. Here he greets Giannluca from Croatia.

Team Captain and City Mayor share some innocent humor.

The Lord Mayor shares with us the history of the Mayorships in Dublin over the centuries. In the Oak room hang the family crests of past Mayors from the 19th century onwards.

We are treated to a delightful cup of tea and a setting of grandeur.

Gretta treats us all to some beautiful compositions while we sip tea.

Mirror!

Austrian

A beautiful setting.

We are very curious about this captivating black and white photo. The Lord Mayor reveals to us that it was taken in 1921 at a sitting of the newly assembled Irish parliament. The meeting took place in this exact building.

Lord Mayor Ring, a marathon runner himself, takes off at pace with torch.

The Lord Mayor very kindly arranged a complimentary tour for the Peace Run team to the Little Museum of Dublin, an extremely entertaining and humorous half-hour tour that gives a broad history of the City of Dublin. We were waiting for a little while while he arranged the tour - when he came back he had our museum passes in his hand; he explained that he couldn't get a hold of the museum on the phone so he ran down the road to the museum and got the passes himself!

The staff at the museam are delighted learn about the Peace Run.