Long time no see DC-3

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 in Dublin | no responses

DUBLIN Airport went back in time today as the Douglas DC-3 took to the skies again. The aircraft was flown by Aer Lingus during the 1940s and 1950s but was back on display again today to promote the Bray Air Show this weekend. As per tradition, the aircraft named after a saint – St Gall […]

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Happy Bloomsday 2017

Posted on Jun 16, 2017 in Dublin | no responses

  Bloomsday, the day named after Leopold Bloom, the dapper central character in Ulysses, is being celebrated in James Joyce’s hometown of Dublin on Friday 16th June 2017. That is the day in which Bloom took his meandering stroll through Dublin city in the literary classic, which is set on one day, June 16, 1904. […]

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Ride me Sideways in Phibsborough

Posted on Mar 2, 2017 in Dublin | Comments Off on Ride me Sideways in Phibsborough

The locals of the Dublin neighbourhood of Phibsborough have made their voices heard with regards to the potential opening of an adult store in the area, named ‘Ride Me Sideways’. This is a big change from the Phibsborough I knew where the two most exciting things were the raucous Saturday afternoon matinees at the Bohemian […]

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St Valentine of Dublin

Posted on Feb 13, 2017 in Dublin | no responses

  As we approach the annual soppy snogfest of St. Valentine’s Day you might be surprised to hear that Saint Valentine is yet another romantic Dubliner! There have been many famous Dubliner’s but as we approach St. Valentine’s Day you may be surprised to hear the good saint is among the illustrious group! The saint […]

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Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde

Posted on Oct 16, 2016 in Dublin | no responses

Happy Birthday to Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde who was born on this day in 1854 in Dublin The next 46 years were to be eventful . Oscar Wilde is one of Ireland’s greatest, if not most humorous exports.  Many today know the controversial, flamboyant, and debonair Victorian dramatist, through his works the “The Picture […]

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Deer auld Dublin

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 in Dublin | no responses

Oh Deer, Triathlons are tough at the best of times, but one competitor in the Dublin city event got more than he bargained for when he and a deer collided. Photographer Erik Scraggs snapped the moment Shane O’Reilly was struck by the animal as he cycled in Phoenix Park. Mr O’Reilly from Blackrock in County […]

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Dublin of the Millionaires

Posted on Jul 30, 2016 in Dublin | no responses

Dublin of the Millionaires may be new title of Ireland’s capital city as the divide between the “Haves” and the “Have not’s” in post Celtic Tiger Ireland continues to widen. Dublin has been ranked 10th on the list of European cities with most millionaires per capita, with one in 40 people living in the city […]

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My Old Man

Posted on Jun 19, 2016 in Dublin | no responses

Happy Father’s day to My Old Man, Bernard Caldwell. He was a refugee at the age of 10 from the Blitz in Coventry in November 1940 when his family home and business were destroyed and over a thousand lives lost in one night. He spent the war in poverty in Tipperary Town in a cottage […]

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Bloomsday 2016

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 in Dublin | no responses

  Bloomsday, the day named after Leopold Bloom, the dapper central character in Ulysses, is being celebrated in James Joyce’s hometown of Dublin on Thursday 16th June 2016. That is the day in which Bloom took his meandering stroll through Dublin city in the literary classic, which is set on one day, June 16, 1904. […]

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Happy Birthday to Dublin’s Ha’penny Bridge

Posted on May 19, 2016 in Dublin | one comment

Happy Birthday to Dublin’s iconic Ha’penny Bridge which is 200 years young today. They have been crossing it free of charge for a whole century now, but Dubliners have a long memory. So, although it was first named in honour of the Duke of Wellington and later rechristened Liffey Bridge, one of the city’s favourite […]

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No Ladies and Gentlemen on The Tube

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Underground Anxiety

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Remembering London 7/7 Bombings

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Farewell to Paddington Bear’s Creator

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Free the All American Murderers?

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Kevin Myers Foot and Mouth Disease

Posted on Jul 31, 2017 in Ireland | one comment

Irish War Hero Dr. Aidan MacCarthy

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