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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PULL UP A SEAT PHOTO CHALLENGE 2021: #22

A PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING This is a set of prisoner weighing scales in Spike Island Prison, Cork, Ireland. Dating from the late 1800’s, they represent a shift in penal policy towards reform rather than punishment. Prisoners were weighed upon arrival and again when they were being discharged […]

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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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POINT

This week’s theme from Debbie for One Word Sunday is POINT I made several attempts during the week to actually just count all the definitions of this word. In the end it didn’t really matter – sure I only needed one! Point – a narrow piece of land jutting out into the sea Here are some POINTS from […]

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