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Travel: When in Dublin...

In recent times, and partly driven by the need to ‘find things to do’ for friends visiting Dublin, we’ve begun to explore the city a lot more ourselves and to discover things and places that are easy to do/visit, and in many cases free or with a very modest charge. 937 more words

Castletown House

On Sunday we visited Castletown House in Kildare, the weather was fantastic and the house is always intreating to visit. We did not have time to walk around the grounds this time, as we arrived later than intended, I am sure we will return to this wonderful location in the future. 26 more words


Teagasc College - Botanical Gardens

I like this building.  Tucked away in the corner of the gardens on a large slope it doesn’t demand too much attention. But its a wonderful use of space, and a credit to the OPW. 17 more words


Gas Station Hose Swivel Connectors Recalled

The Consumer Products Safety Commission has announced the recall, by OPW, of 824,000 of its fuel hose swivel connectors. The connectors can separate from the hose or nozzle of the fuel pump resulting in fuel spillage and possible fire and explosion hazards.  103 more words

Defective Products

Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin

Kilmainham Gaol is one of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe, covering some of the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland’s emergence as a modern nation from the 1780s to the 1920s. 707 more words

Irish History

Kilkenny Castle

A trip to Kilkenny Castle is always a fascinating thing to do, when we arrived there was a due for tickets, but, it moved quickly and we were soon enjoying the Castle. 153 more words


IMMA - A Modern View

I don’t know how I had not managed to visit IMMA before, but I’m sure glad that I did. The place, although it concentrates on the Modern there is much history to learn. 297 more words