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Dublin for a Day: the James Joyce edition

As enthusiastic readers of James Joyce (or at least aspiring to be so), we began with a shot of Jameson’s Irish Whisky before our obscenely early flight to Dublin. 841 more words


Kilkenny to Limerick...

We started the day out today a little hungover, or at least I did. So we headed down to a breakfast place up the street. … 281 more words

Echoes of Joyce, A Morning in Dalkey and Sandycove

Places generate their own atmosphere. Dalkey’s is particularly intense, signalled by a street sign that brazenly says Atmospheric Road. Its narrow winding streets are lined with probably the most varied, personable, and charming collection of dwellings in Dublin, hunkered together at the edge of the sea. 585 more words

Sandycove and Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland

The view from Sandycove, County Dublin …looking toward the pier at Dun Laoghaire.  Click on the image for a larger view.


Team building exercise

He pleaded. Oh yes he did.
He begged. Oh yes, he did that too.
And he pleaded some more. Oh definitely.

But I did not budge. 20 more words


1965 – Roger Casement’s body is returned from England to be re-interred at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin.

‘Self-government is our right, a thing born in us at birth; a thing no more to be doled out to us or withheld from us by another people than the right to life itself.’

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Irish History

James Joyce Tower

Sam Van Hook

Liz Stewart explores Sandycove’s 19th century martello tower – home to the James Joyce Museum.

For those of us who struggle/ignore/avoid finding the time to exercise, a long walk on the weekend is the classic Irish answer. 513 more words