What an historical weekend last week! Safe to say that all of #TeamAlice are still in celebratory mode and disbelief after the phenomenal result – who’d have thought Carlow would beat Kildare? #CarlowRising
Just kidding – naturally we were all emotional wrecks watching the results of the referendum coming through and to see the country saying a resounding YES! We’re immensely proud to have been involved in the campaign the past few years and more recently with Together for Yes and made sure to celebrate the result over the weekend! Here’s what we got up to!
Out and about
It was quite the incredible weekend! Eva got the opportunity to tally the results for her own constituency in the Citywest count centre and had to hold back the tears. Martina and Emily joined the celebrations in Dublin Castle, soaking up the atmosphere and bumping into lots of friends. Naturally the occasion was marked with a beverage or two in The Oak pub, where they got to meet the inimitable Miriam Lord and turned into complete fangirls!
Niamh went #HometoVote to Carlow and it was quite the weekend for the Scallion Eaters (we just learned that this is Carlow’s nickname today – charming!) – beating Kildare for the first time in 65 years. Judging by the celebrations they may as well have won the All-Ireland, and are now facing Laois in the semi-final in Croker. Hon Carlow! Niamh’s little bro Diarmaid is doing the family proud – would ya look at them all there now! #CarlowRising
Martina is just back from honeymoon, which she spent on the island of Ischia off the coast of Italy. She’d 100 per cent recommend it – beautiful weather, crystal-clear sea water, mouth-watering food, and lots to see and do. Visit it if you ever can! They got to hang out in the cafe frequented by Truman Capote when he lived there, which was one highlight of many.
On the plate
With lots of friends #hometovote, Eva headed out to Pho Ta, and really recommends it for a quick and tasty Vietnamese dinner, with no frills or spills.
Martina was making the most of her time-off, and has been to the ever-reliable Green 19 on Camden Street, L’Gueuleton on Fade Street, the Seafood Café in Temple Bar as well as enjoying ‘EXCELLENT’ cocktails in The Lucky Duck on Aungier Street, as well as the rooftop bar in Fade Street Social – perfect for the sunny weather.
Last week, Niamh went to the Italian restaurant Manifesto in Rathmines – the pizzas are absolutely delicious apparently. Emily also went Italian this week (unconsciously influenced by Martina perhaps?!) and had lunch in Terra Madre on Bachelor’s Walk – lovely spot for authentic Italian food.
On the stage
Martina’s first dance at her wedding was by an American band called Cigarettes After Sex, and she and her hubby got to see them live in the Olympia last week. It was quite a treat to see the same song they’d danced to played live only a week after the wedding.
This weekend, Eva is heading along to the Sunday of Forbidden Fruit. The weather looks fab too (unlike last year – shudder) so she should be in for a treat. Also coming up, Eva and Martina will be heading to see Nick Cave next week and are very excited!
On the page and in the ear!
Martina is reading a compilation of Truman Capote’s writings at the moment, which is great – perfect after her visit to Ischia!
Eva is listening to an awesome podcast called Crimetown and recommends it for fans of The Sopranos!
That’s it from #TeamAlice this week – enjoy the bank holiday weekend!