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Dublinia and the Viking World in Dublin : Travel Reminiscences

Travel reminiscences of our wonderful holiday in Ireland 2009

When we first came across the Dublinia on the second day of our arrival in Ireland, I hadn’t realised how much the Viking raiders played a part in Ireland’s history way, way back.  237 more words


1955 – Birth of actor Brendan Gleeson in Dublin.

His best-known films include Braveheart, Gangs of New York, In Bruges, 28 Days Later, the Harry Potter films, The Guard, The General, The Butcher Boy and the role of Michael Collins in The Treaty. 194 more words

Irish History


Only two birthday engagements today, Mimi from 11 AM to 1.15 PM and Finnzy-Bob from 2 PM to 4 PM.
A doddle.

I notice that the posher houses are now equipped with birthday cake crumbs hoovering devices.


The Baby Snakes (1985 Session)

The Baby Snakes recorded a three track Fanning session on 14th October 1985 of which we have two tracks. The band were Frank Rynne (vocals & guitar), John Bonnie (drums), Colin Byrne (guitar) and Daragh McCarthy (bass). 29 more words


Dublin, Ireland (St. Patrick's Day!)

All we did in Dublin was drink, eat, and drink some more since it was St. Patrick’s day. We arrived on March 16, 5:00pm local time, dropped our stuff off at our Airbnb apartment on Harcourt Street and went straight to the Guinness brewery before it closed. 221 more words


Only as Thick as a Prison Wall

Economics and Business Studies in secondary school did little for me at all. Such classes were always thought to be for the students who professed the ambition of becoming ‘ 460 more words


Ireland: Day 3 & 4

March 14th & 15th, 2015

We saved the last two days of our Irish adventure to explore the streets of Dublin. At least a couple days are needed in order to see the city, especially if you visit Temple Bar in the evenings for some live music and a Guinness or two and end up sleeping in a bit later than planned the next morning, not that we would know from fist hand experience or anything. 1,213 more words