Friday, April 4

Saturday Urban Life - Memories from Dublin

This Saturday I want to take you to a visit to the urban life in Ireland´s capital. The first photo is taken on our visit to Dublin, and participation at the EHLTF Games in 2004. It shows Spire of Dublin (on O'Connell Street). Under the tree to the left you may see the columns at Dublin's General Post Office. Here the fierce fights during the Easter Rising of 1916 took place and paintings from this can be seen in the lobby of DGPO.Dublin urban life without a Pub visit is waste of time. We enjoyed Davy Byrnes Pub at Duke Street known from JJ´s Ulysses and mr. Blooms visit
He entered Davy Byrnes. Moral pub. He doesn't chat. Stands a drink now and then. But in a leap year once in four. Cashed a cheque for me once.

The oldest Pub in Ireland (The Brazen Head) is also a place to visit, and do not miss the possibility to be qualified as an Authorized Whiskey Taster at Jameson Destillery.
In week-ends you may go to The Merrion Square Art Exhibition which is Dublin’s only free, all year open-air weekend art exhibition.The Statue of Molly Malone on Grafton Street will probably make you too participate in singing Cockles and Mussels with The Dubliners
and hopefully meet a real urban Dubliner (as described in the more available book by James Joice than Ulysses). This News Paper Man can be met in the Temple Bar District.

5 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

We hope to visit Southern Ireland one day. We did visit Northern Ireland in 2006 and really enjoyed the wonderful countryside.
The people were so friendly too.

Andrée said...

1198 is MIGHTY old! We are so silly over here thinking 1620 is old. That Molly Malone statue is disturbing. It is quite a male fantasy figure.

RuneE said...

I'll subscribe to the pub and the beer and so forth, but Ireland is more than Dublin. If you are keen on history - look up Newgrange.

Anemone said...

Hei gutten.
Faktisk endel kjente plasser her gitt :-),og det får denne damen til igjen å ha lyst til å pakke kofferten.
Dublin og Kitzbul, for der har jeg vært på ferisefot og vidunderlig vakkert på hvert sitt vis. Wien, ligger der og venter på at en engang skal stikke nesen nedover. En helt utrolig til by skal være det også. Nyttårskonsert engang kanskje..., har jo helt siden barndommen drømt om wienervals i sånn deilig kjole du vet fra den konserten. Men det er vel fra Salzburg, dansingen mener jeg ???

Ellers fastslås det at konen er blitt brunette. Jeg som er så vant med på se henne som blond på de fleste bilder, ble nesten dette litt rart. Flott er hun uansett hårfarge da :-)

And so are you my friend :-)

Klem herfra en lørdag kveld.

Ida said...

Spennende og interessant.
Pub til pub til pub til pub til pub runde...... ;)