Black and white photo of Doris street

Who once lived on this Dublin street ?

I took this photo a few weeks ago when I was out for a lunchtime stroll.  I really like these quaint little red brick terraced houses on Doris street in Ringsend in ‪Dublin‬ 4‬.  Doris street is located in an area called South Lotts, which was reclaimed marshes along the South of the river Liffey in Dublin.  I believe these houses were built-in circa 1905, as I can’t find any … Continue reading Who once lived on this Dublin street ?

Former Great Brunswick Street Carnegie Library

Citizens in Conflict

During the week, Richard visited the Dublin City Library to check out the Citizens in Conflict exhibition.  It’s a 1916 Easter Rising exhibition currently on display at Pearse Street Library in Dublin 2, running until the 25th June 2016. It’s a historic multi-media exhibition which includes eyewitness accounts and sources such as Dublin Fire Brigade logbook. It gives a snapshot of the Rising through the eyes of ordinary … Continue reading Citizens in Conflict

10 things to do for Halloween in Dublin

If you’re visiting or living in Dublin and are looking for things to do around Halloween, this post might inspire you, there are lots of different events happening in Dublin to suit  a range of tastes and ages. Revenge is a dish best served cold. RTÉ Concert Orchestra usually screen a thriller or horror movie with music played live.  Watch Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 crime … Continue reading 10 things to do for Halloween in Dublin

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa commemoration

We attended two Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa funeral commemoration services this weekend. Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa was an Irish Fenian, originally from Cork, he established the Phoenix National and Literary Society, which later merged with the Irish Republican Brotherhood.  He was imprisoned by the British and was eventually exiled to America, where he continued to campaign for Irish freedom.  He is most remembered today for his funeral, where Pearse gave a … Continue reading Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa commemoration

Clondalkin Round Tower

Hidden gems around the Round Tower

The west Dublin village of Clondalkin, has a great walking tour with various different historical and heritage points of interest, dating as far back as the 5th century.  We recently did a self-guided walking tour. The Clondalkin walking tour takes about an hour and a half to do and is about 4 Kilometres, if you are short on time, you can also do a shorter version, which only … Continue reading Hidden gems around the Round Tower

St Brigids Well

Clondalkin, in west county, Dublin is home to St Brigid’s Well, which is said to have been established as a well for baptising pagans by Saint Brigid in the 5th century. It was believed that the well possessed powers of healing. There are several different St Brigid Wells located throughout Ireland, they are holy wells or sacred wells, connected with Saint Bridgit of Kildare, who was … Continue reading St Brigids Well

entrance to National Museum of Ireland

Iconic Treasures

On Saturday afternoon, after some delicious food in The Porterhouse, we headed for the National Museum of Ireland. We visited here briefly a few weeks ago but decided we would return another day to get a tour. We find taking tours are far more informative than browsing around ourselves. The museum is located here, beside Leinster House. The tour on Saturday was called the Iconic … Continue reading Iconic Treasures

Georgian architecture doorway

James Joyce Literary trail

On the Saturday morning of the St Patrick’s weekend, we made our way into town to do the James Joyce literary walking tour.  It’s run by the James Joyce centre which is based in a beautiful Georgian house on North Great Georges Street, which is only a five-minute walk from O’Connell Street in Dublin.  The street where the centre is based, North Great Georges Street, … Continue reading James Joyce Literary trail

6 Great pubs to visit on St Patrick’s Day

The last few years we’ve headed into town early to watch the St Patrick’s Day parade and then met up with some friends and visited a few pubs for drinks.  These are some of our favourite pubs in Dublin City centre.   Hogans Bar Hogans recently was mentioned on a guide to Dublin, we’ve been going here since 2004, it gets a nice crowd and has … Continue reading 6 Great pubs to visit on St Patrick’s Day