After a proper lesson on how to make a “real” Irish coffee, Jameson Irish Whiskey was thoughtful enough to gift us each with a bottle. No complaints here, I’ll be the first to tell you the perks of this job are definitely greeted with much enthusiasm. However, this was no ordinary bottle of Jameson. This was a limited edition St. Patrick’s Day label designed by Dubliner, Dermot Flynn.
A Photo Journal on the Eve of St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin
An artist couldn’t have painted a prettier picture of Dublin from the rooftop of the Marker Hotel. The sun was shining, the wind was blowing, and in the distance, I could see the shades of green from the Wicklow Mountains owning the horizon. I stood taking it in and enjoying my Irish coffee among forty-something other journalists, writers, bloggers, and other media members on the weekend of Ireland’s national holiday, St. Patrick’s Day.
I oohed and aahed at the sight of this label. As somewhat of an artist myself, I can appreciate a well designed graphic such as this. Not to mention it was my favorite brand of Irish Whiskey. In fact, I appreciated it so much I toted it around with me for the next 24 hours on a mission to find its artist, and to give this St. Patrick’s Day special edition label the national holiday it deserved.
So, I hit the streets of Dublin on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, and these are the photos of my journey with Jameson during the 24 hours that followed.
All Rights Reserved by Christa Thompson, the Fairytale Traveler