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Glasnevin Cemetery

Glasnevin Cemetery is vast, complicated, and much of Ireland’s history resides under it’s earth. 1.2 million people live in Dublin today… but 1.5 million are buried in Glasnevin and because of this, locals refer to it as the city of… Continue Reading →

Kilmainham Gaol

As you approach Kilmainham Gaol, you may notice two tiny different coloured stones above the balcony over the entrance. At one point in time, two beams came out of the place where these stones now rest… and from these beams,… Continue Reading →

Temple Bar

Just South of the Liffey, North of Dame Street, West of Trinity College, and East of Fishamble Street is Temple Bar. This area has roots that go as far back as Viking times; and, while the rest of the city… Continue Reading →

Guinness Storehouse

I love Irish sayings and proverbs — and not the cheesy St. Patrick’s Day focused ones you find on the internet; but rather, the odd sayings that shows the Irish sense of humour. For example: He’s got a head on… Continue Reading →

Ha’penny Bridge

One Irish person not mentioned in the last post is the Duke of Wellington. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, was born in what is now the Merrion Hotel in Dublin. According to the Dublin Bus Tour, the Duke was… Continue Reading →

Irish History (in a Nutshell)

Irish history is long and complex — most of it revolves around the right to self govern. Having a quick overview of the country’s history, a few of the people of Ireland, and their role in this history will help… Continue Reading →

Dublin

Dublin. Ah, Dublin. I don’t even know where to start. Perhaps at the beginning… with a mad scramble at Heathrow. To get into Ireland you need to find your terminal, clear customs in London, proceed though a biometrics process that… Continue Reading →

Leprechauns

It’s one of those places where you’re not sure how you ended up there. I was disoriented and jet lagged with no idea of the date or time. For some reason our 3-days in Dublin were like this. It was… Continue Reading →

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