Deer auld Dublin

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 in Dublin | one comment

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 | Comments Off on Dublin of the Millionaires

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 | Comments Off on My Old Man

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 | one comment

  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 | 8 comments

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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The bombing of Dublin

Posted on May 17, 2016 in Dublin | Comments Off on The bombing of Dublin

    ON THIS DAY 42 years ago, four bombs exploded in Dublin and Monaghan – killing 33 people including a woman who was nine months pregnant. Three car bombs exploded without warning in the capital shortly before 5.30pm on Friday 17 May 1974. Two of the bombs went off on Talbot and Parnell Streets […]

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See you at the Pillar

Posted on Apr 24, 2016 in Dublin | 2 comments

In this, the 100th year after the Easter Rising perhaps I remember the 50th Anniversary  in 1966 for all the wrong reasons. On the day I made my confirmation (don’t worry, I have since repented) on the 8th May 1966 the monument to Lord Horatio Nelson “The Pillar” which provided the geographic and sentimental centre […]

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Saint Valentine of Dublin

Posted on Feb 11, 2016 in Dublin | Comments Off on Saint Valentine of Dublin

As we approach the annual soppy snogfest 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 was clubbed to death in […]

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Xmas Busking in Dublin

Posted on Dec 25, 2015 in Dublin | one comment

The annual busking tradition continued on Grafton St yesterday but instead of one or two artists surprising shoppers there were six. U2 frontman Bono was joined by Hozier, Glen Hansard, Kodaline, Ronan Keating and The Script on the shopping street and a huge crowd gathered to catch a glimpse. Bono and Hozier busking in Grafton […]

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Christmas in Dublin

Posted on Dec 21, 2015 in Dublin | Comments Off on Christmas in Dublin

It’s sometimes hard to stop and take a few moments out of your busy life to take in the beauty of Dublin at Christmas time. If you have a moment to stop and appreciate it, Christmas in Dublin can be rather lovely. The Christmas lights, the shoppers, the drinkers, the barmen… it’s tempting to say […]

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