Dublin in bloom at night – Lush – Colour – Alive

Winter has its own beauty – dark – brisk – detailed. Arriving back in Dublin in July for a the Writers Conference, I had to take a step back to see if it was the same city. Summer had arrived and the city takes full advantage of the warmth to display pots of colour throughout the city. Lush, full vibrant pots and baskets everywhere! I still … Continue reading Dublin in bloom at night – Lush – Colour – Alive

Dublin – a different side to the city.

Photographing at a city at night creates another mood. . I do love some of the touristy stuff in cities, yet I can’t wait to the ‘real’ side – the working side without the glitz and glamour. this is the real stuff that fascinates me. I also love twilight when the city takes on a different look. It’s when the tourists have gone back to the hotels … Continue reading Dublin – a different side to the city.

Irish Whiskey Museum – Dublin – History – Fascinating – Top Notch

OK, so I am not a big drinker – two glasses of wine and I am tipsy. Yet I wanted to learn about Whiskey’s history and a small taste – just so I can say I have! The Whiskey Museum in Dublin came highly recommended. It is a very sharp establishment that holds all the features of whiskey making. You are greeted by old barrels in the … Continue reading Irish Whiskey Museum – Dublin – History – Fascinating – Top Notch

Sweet Dreams! A rare piece of history in Dublin – Michael Collins and the Barry’s Hotel

Running by the seat of my pants, I arrange my transport at the last minute from London to Dublin.  Oh god accommodation! My thoughts drift to – ‘something with a bit of history, maybe seen better days – I wanted to ‘feel’ Dublin rather than a sanitised hotel room.  Mind you, I knew nothing of Dublin – zip, zero. Scanning the internet on the ferry, … Continue reading Sweet Dreams! A rare piece of history in Dublin – Michael Collins and the Barry’s Hotel

Ireland – Kilmainham Gaol – Stories – History – Harsh

If I had to pick ONE ‘tourist’ attraction to see in Dublin – this would be it!!! The famous Kilmainham Goal in Dublin has many fascinating stories and history to be told. I didn’t find it ‘spooky’ or got the heebie jeebies – – in fact the energy is quite light in relation to what occurred in this gaol in its time. They have not over sanitised the … Continue reading Ireland – Kilmainham Gaol – Stories – History – Harsh

O’Neills Pub – Dublin – Beer – History – Eclectic

I came across this pub in Dublin whilst looking for a good Irish Breakfast. Little did I know of its contents and décor. What a gem of a pub to visit – eat and have a few drinks!!! I lost count of the number of beer taps – pick a beer!!!!! O’Neills Pub is certainly a must see- allow time to browse through the pub on all of its floors … Continue reading O’Neills Pub – Dublin – Beer – History – Eclectic

‘When I die, Dublin will be written in my heart’…by James Joyce

I saw a quote when I arrived in Dublin’s port on my first visit – yet didn’t take too much notice as I thought it was more of an advert. On my second visit, I re read the quote and understood its essence. “When I die, Dublin will be written in my heart.” by James Joyce *Arriving by ferry to Dublin  two chimneys loomed from the distance. The iconic Poolbeg Chimneys were mesmerising, beckoning … Continue reading ‘When I die, Dublin will be written in my heart’…by James Joyce