I feel honoured to have been invited to this special celebration in The Mansion House Dublin, Ireland (during August 2017).
Casa Peru Ireland, with Erica Pena as it’s chief organiser, are the group who have made all of this happen. The efforts of the group are gaining momentum in their efforts of promotiing their culture, while strengthening the bonds of their community.
At this most recent celebration in the residency of Dublin’s Lord Mayor, Cuban Ambassador, H.E. Dr. Hermes Herrera Hernández , as a representative of Latin America, addressed the invited guests.
It was announced that Peruvians will soon have Embassy representation in Ireland. Presently London is the closest embassy as their point of contact and Mexico is the location of the Irish embassy which caters for Peru.
Thanks to Irish President Michael Higgin’s visit to Peru earlier this year, relations between the two countries have strengthened. Members of the Mexican embassy were also present on the night and Irelands Chieftain Paddy Moloney gave an Irish tribute by playing tin whistle.
Peru is a country with a growing economy, rich in culture, which in many ways matches that of the Irish in terms of its passion for music, dance and food. The people are equally friendly and fun-loving.
During the evenings celebrations we were entertained by dancers and musicians and sampled Peruvian food and drink. The traditional ‘Ceviche’ and’Pisco Sour’ recipes were revealed and demonstrated while the group mingled and welcomed new and familiar faces.
As a blogger who has dedicated much story time to the portrayal of my journey in Peru’s Sacred Valley, to be included in such celebrations in here in Ireland is a wonderful extension to that experience.
Thank you to all at Casa Peru Ireland for the warm welcome and a fabulous evening of celebrations.
To connect with Casa Peru Ireland, visit their Facebook Page – Casa Peru Ireland