Monthly Archives: August 2018

Finding Oscar Wilde

There’s great delight to be taken in Oscar Wilde’s pithy one liners.  I’ve found his house and finally found his statue in Merrion Park.  I joined other fans just before the rain. On my walkabout the rains came down like a … Continue reading

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Joyce and Sweny by Merrion Park

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FilMs and Photographs in Temple Bar

Imagine you’re walking next with me and my friend Davy who is giving me a second look at spots I’ve walked past. We’re just off Temple Lane when spot this sign and can’t help but sing and even begin to … Continue reading

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Glasnevin Cemetery & National Botanical Garden

It’s a powerful place to see, just 2 miles from the city center.  All your patriots are all buried here from Kevin Barry, who died just up the road, to DeValera and Michael Collins, and anyone in between, including Maud Gonne. … Continue reading

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St Valentines resides still in Dublin

My friend Davey sent me to the Whitefriar’s church this morning . The church is huge with Saint Theresa residing here as well. This is the shrine to Saint Valentine, below, and his statue is above.   Below is the … Continue reading

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Awaiting Pope Francis

this is just a snippet about Pope Francis arriving yesterday. Just after lunch the the crowds began to form and Pope Francis  would be here  between 4:30-5pm.  Before driving here  he visited with  victims of abuse and a homeless shelter. … Continue reading

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A neighborhood walkabout: What’s on Offer.

The circus is arriving in town soon, and it looks good! Next I visited a couple bookshops.  These happen to be rare and first edition books out on the shelf. I walked by the Dublin Castle, where they are getting ready … Continue reading

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The Angels

Each time I come to Dublin I visit the angels that stand guard over the country at the O’Connell Statue.  When I wasn’t yet  8 years old, my Nan, Kate O’Connell gave me a calendar with the photo of the … Continue reading

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There’s tea, and there’s TEA

I usually drink enough tea to fill a small bathtub but I haven’t ever had tea in such a posh place.  I  headed up to St.Stephens Green to wait for a bus and got their early.  When the rain began … Continue reading

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Brú na Bóinne Knowth, Dowth

    Brú na Bóinne became a World Heritage Site in 1993. Brú na Bóinne, also known as  Newgrange has been settled for at least 6,000 years.  The tombs are dated to late stone age. Construction of the passage tomb started roughly … Continue reading

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