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Old-fashioned - Sails

Yesterday we took a drive down Dublin’s Quays. This beautiful lady was moored along one of the quays on the south side. You’ll have to agree… seeing such a special sight takes the mind back to those days of old-fashioned romantic sail! I wonder just how romantic…???




On the last page of James Joyce’s seminal final novel, Finnegan’s Wake, Anna Livia Plurabelle (aka ALP) dissolves into the great ocean of time in her guise as the river Liffey. 117 more words


Famine Memorial, Dublin

River Liffey

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Starvation migration


World Poverty Stone

In the 1840s, Ireland experienced massive starvation. A devastating potato crop failure made worse by harsh social, political and economic conditions led to the Great Famine. 218 more words


The Filthy Stuff is Poisonous

Our thankfully accustomed drinking habits – compared to say, anywhere not here – accustomed that is to buying it bottled, accustomed to filthy flow, accustomed to coming second in health, accustomed to slow around drip flow, dirty and seeping… Drinking it sometimes is maybe okay, a day on and a day off, only constant is dangerous… less safe in our own homes, further scary to think of. 179 more words

Flash Fiction

Ireland- assorted

Here are the last ones from Ireland, in no particular order and with no particular theme.


Giant Cruise ship MSC Splendida To Return to Dublin Port This Thursday

MSC Splendida pictured in Tunis, by Dave Jones

Report by: Afloat.ie

MSC Cruises operators of the massive MSC Splendida have confirmed that the ship will be back for a second visit to Dublin Port at 4.30am this Thursday, May 21. 403 more words


Huge cruise ship arrives at mouth of Liffey

Splendida carries more than 4,600 passengers and crew on board 333 metre vessel

MSC Splendida and Dawn

As the sun rose on Monday morning, the world’s 11th largest cruise ship, the MSC Splendida, reversed its way up the mouth of the Liffey and into Dublin Port. 699 more words