Birds and Bagpipes

Every July, our city hosts a folk festival called M’Eire Morough, one of the city’s main events, along with Flanders Open Rugby and Katuit. The name supposedly has a meaning in Irish too, but it also means “a hangover tomorrow” in the local dialect. It’s a combination of music, food, games, stalls selling accessories and clothes, and a falconry show.

My friend and I kind of felt ashamed we had never gone to said festival, even though we’ve lived here all our lives. So, last summer, my friend suggested we go, and thus we did. We spent most of our time at the falconry show, because the birds were so intriguing!

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After that, we stayed for the bagpipes performance, which I filmed for a bit too.

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After the show, the birds would be on display so we could get a closer look. The cutest ones were the owls, and then there was this really big and scary vulture (I think they’re called). I think it’s not very clear in the picture, but when that bird spread its wings, it was HUGE!

M'Eire Morough 2016

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