PULL UP A SEAT PHOTO CHALLENGE 2021: #26

A PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING This is Báite (sunken or drowned), inspired by Dublin’s Viking past. The 35ft longboat, by artist Betty Newman, is made of steel and bronze with seats of native oak. Evoking a beached Viking ship, it is lovingly referred to as The Boat that […]

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DISCOVERING BEAUTIFUL DUBLIN BAY – #4 Dun Laoghaire

We’ve enjoyed some bracing walks on Dublin Bay haven’t we – and have covered a fair distance in doing so! But Dun Laoghaire is different – it must be embraced at a different pace. As we ‘promenade’ the sea front and stroll the piers, you’ll find yourself pulled into the past – imagining yourself in […]

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DISCOVERING BEAUTIFUL DUBLIN BAY – #3 SANDYMOUNT

Am I walking into eternity along Sandymount strand? (James Joyce,  Ulysses) For those of you who have joined me on these walks, we are crossing the River Liffey today to the south side of the city. Because of the lovely curve of the bay, we still have a clear view of Howth (#!1) and in […]

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DISCOVERING BEAUTIFUL DUBLIN BAY – #2 DOLLYMOUNT

He turned seaward from the road at Dollymount and as he passed on to the thin wooden bridge he felt the planks shaking with the tramp of heavily shod feet.… (James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man) We’re in Clontarf – a mere 15/20 minute bus ride from the city centre – […]

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Discovering Beautiful Dublin Bay – # 1 Howth Head

So you’re drawing up that all important ‘to do’ list for your Dublin visit! Well don’t overlook the capital’s main amenity – no – not Guinness – the other one! I’m referring of course to the city’s fabulous bay area. We’re not just talking gorgeous beaches and every water sport you can imagine … think […]

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