Ireland 28 April: Dublin - Greystones

Stepaside to Happy Pear

Arriving at Stepaside Educate Together National School in Ballyogan in Dublin

A demonstration of running with the torch

For this class it was 'wear your favourite clothes' week

The school has children of many nationalities. This boy is Polish.

Molly and her colleagues really enjoyed the visit of the Peace Run.

This second school is Ballinteer Educate Together. We visited this school 3 years ago when it was new. Now the school has grown to 240 pupils.

Some of the children recognised us from our visit 3 years ago.

Blazing Salads in central Dublin provided us with a nutritious and delicious lunch.

Then we assembled outside Mansion House to meet the Lord Mayor of Dublin.

We also met members of the Irish Long Distance Swimming Association.

The Lord Mayor of Cllr. Dublin Brendan Carr receives the torch.

He supports the ideals of the Peace Run in uniting humanity in a spirit of Peace,

Running with torches or walking with coffees?

We ran to the Irish Parliament.

We are welcomed Josepha Madigan TD.

Josepha talks to us about the importance of international friendship and understanding.

French tourists hold the torch.

Then we made our way to Greystones beach, south of Dublin.

Tania, a long time friend of the Peace Run, holds the torch.

And so too does her delightful son Timofei.

Tomorrow we will cross this sea to Wales.

A final run along the promenade.

We are warmly welcomed to the Happy Pear restaurant for a delicious meal.

Thank you to the Maldron hotel for accommodating us on our last night in Ireland.