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Category: Dublin

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…

Kilmainham Gaol

As you approach Kilmainham Gaol, you may notice two tiny different coloured stones above the balcony over the entrance. At…

Temple Bar

Just South of the Liffey, North of Dame Street, West of Trinity College, and East of Fishamble Street is Temple…

Guinness Storehouse

I love Irish sayings and proverbs — and not the cheesy St. Patrick’s Day focused ones you find on the…

Ha’penny Bridge

One Irish person not mentioned in the last post is the Duke of Wellington. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington,…

Irish History (in a Nutshell)

Irish history is long and complex — most of it revolves around the right to self govern. Having a quick…

Dublin

Dublin. Ah, Dublin. I don’t even know where to start. Perhaps at the beginning… with a mad scramble at Heathrow….

Leprechauns

It’s one of those places where you’re not sure how you ended up there. I was disoriented and jet lagged…

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