As a follow on from last years HSE EVE’s ‘Flash Mob Freeze’ for the Green Ribbon Campaign 2015, we performed a ‘Flash Link Mob’ on Henry Street last Friday at 12pm.
Like last year, the idea behind this performance was to help spread the Green Ribbon Campaign’s message for promoting open conversation about mental health and challenging the stigma of mental health problems.
This year, instead of freezing on the spot like statues we linked arms in a large circle. Once again, we were accompanied by Focus Ireland’s ‘High Hopes Choir’, who sang some lovely songs.
We would like to thank everyone that organised and performed in it. We enjoyed being part of this group piece and hope that it inspires people to get talking.
While we were in town we decided to take in some of the sites and taste some of the local cuisine.
We enjoyed a coffee and scone in ‘Brother Hubbard‘ on Capel Street, which was very tasty. We loved the orange blossom butter and their coffee went down a treat. This coffee shop however lost valuable points with us for not having a wheelchair accessible toilet. The staff were very nice about it, however, we felt that they could have advertised this fact, so as to avoid embarrassment for both parties.
Next, we came upon the newly installed ‘Tram Cafe’ on Wolfetone Square. This is a quirky new addition to the park and we loved the way that it looked.
We then crossed the Liffey over the two hundred year old Ha’penny Bridge, that celebrated it’s birthday that week. The bridge had been decorated for it’s big day and a beautiful floral garland adorned the central arch when we passed over the bridge. Once again, however, we were struck by the harsh reality that Dublin is not very wheelchair friendly. We teamed together and did not let this get in our way.
We dined in a restaurant called ‘Luigi Malones’ in Temple Bar. Their lunch menu is very reasonable and has plenty to offer. We would nightly recommend the food and service in here. Everybody was happy with their meal.
Overall we had a great day. The rain stayed off, we teamed together with the other centres in a wonderful performance, had a laugh, seen some unusual sights, took in a bit of history and ate some lovely food in great company.