Tasty tweaks: Punters enjoy small changes to food festival
The rain and cold did not dampen spirits at the first day of Taste of Dublin, the food and drink festival at the Iveagh Gardens, Dublin.
Punters and vendors were full of praise for the changes implemented in this year's edition of the festival.
The organisers tried to make Taste of Dublin more accessible to a wider audience by offering cheaper prices and introducing credit card payments instead of their own festival currency, the florins.
"It is much better than the last time I was here. It is just easier when you don't have to get the florins first and can use your card instead," said Mary Hassett from Dublin, who was enjoying the festival with her friend Catherine Ward.
Trevor Steedman and his wife of 44 years, Pauline, are experienced veterans of the Taste festival and enjoyed this year's version even more than before.
Pauline loves the festival but said that in previous years, sometimes portions were "just a bit small for the price" and therefore "not always great value".
Taste of Dublin continues at the Iveagh Gardens until Sunday.