Yep. there is good coverage here in the Uk. The Beeb have some great pics on their website. Its very uplifting to know that we can put on such a fine spectacle, especially so when it is for such a positive thing.
i enjoyed it too and i must say well done to all involved. it's a great thing for ireland to host such a great and LARGE event. the opening was just fantastic. i hope the rest goes well. lots of stars too. excellent.
I think the Portuguese got a great host town then. The islands would've been lovely last week. Teams stayed with the host towns for beween 3 days and a week leading up to the games. All teams are accommodated near the venues (Dublin mostly) now that the games have begun.
I was at the Aran islands 3 weeks ago and i also think it's a lovely place (I even got sunburned!)... But getting to Dublin it's hard, considering you have to get a boat and there's no motorways almost all the way... to long I must say.