Tag Archives: Dublin

Trying To Visit A Church

When I was a child……visiting a strange town……with my parents, we considered it important to visit the local Catholic Church. Not a bad habit for a Christian. And I suppose many other Catholic families did the same on seaside outings … Continue reading

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Dublin Shopping

We spent Wednesday morning shopping for the family in and around Jervis Street and Henry Street. The stores were a curious mix of “total rip off” and genuine “bargains”, particuarly in sportswear and books. Yet again my overall impression was … Continue reading

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DART To Bray

Bray is a seaside town about 12 miles south of Dublin. We took the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport) train there on Tuesday evening. It was just after 6pm so the train was pretty pack with commuters going home. Thru … Continue reading

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Collins Barracks…Tuesday

As always…..I urge you all to visit Collins Barracks at Arbour Hill. Mrs FitzjamesHorse lost me there………..and assumed that as I am so old, the Museum had decided to put me “on exhibit”. The Asgard Exhibit is well worth a … Continue reading

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Smithfield, Dublin

Most¬†foreign visitors will know Smithfield in Dublin as the site of the Jameson Distillery Tour and St Michans Church with the mummified bodies in its crypts. Most Dubliners will know it as the Old Farmers Market and even today there … Continue reading

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Did You All Miss Me?

Home from Dublin. Had a great time. I was not allowed to bring my new ipad. But I got some good material (well at least I think so) for blogging. Actually that was the first time that I have stayed … Continue reading

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The Billion Euro Museum

¬†I have been spending quite a lot of time in Dublin recently. I have a “love-hate” relationship with Dublin….as indeed I do with London and New York City. I suppose Dublin represents the best and worst. It is not ….some … Continue reading

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