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How surprised James Joyce would be to see his "dear, dirty Dublin" today. Lively pubs in Temple Bar (with Guinness on tap) and the beauty of Trinity College, among other enticements, have lured young people to both sides of the Ha’penny Bridge in recent years, confirming what old-time Dubliners have always known: that this city of castles and cathedrals has a deep, enduring soul.... Read More How surprised James Joyce would be to see his "dear, dirty Dublin" today. Lively pubs in Temple Bar (with Guinness on tap) and the beauty of Trinity College, among other enticements, have lured young people to both sides of the Ha’penny Bridge in recent years, confirming what old-time Dubliners have always known: that this city of castles and cathedrals has a deep, enduring soul.    Close

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Castles, Cliffs, and Countryside

Written by MikeInTown on 11 Jun, 2013

Before our arrival in Ireland, I did an online booking of the Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet & Cliffs of Moher excursion offered by Railtours Ireland. This was a two-day excursion that left from Dublin’s Heuston Train Station. It was still Ireland’s low-season (week and a…Read More


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Introduction to Dublin

Written by tvordj on 16 Sep, 2010

(Apr. 5-7 2002) Rose, Mal and I got to Dublin about 2:30 and took a cab to the Harcourt Hotel where I was meeting up with my friend Carole who's been in Dublin a couple of days on her own.The weather is warm, overcast. We…Read More


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Last Glimpse of Dublin and Howth

Written by tvordj on 21 Jan, 2009

April 13, 2002: We've done the tour and now, after a week of getting up early, we slept in just because we could! We lingered over breakfast, enjoying our pot of tea. It’s a sunny day and we decided to have a walk then…Read More


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Bustling Dublin: Day 15

Written by Green Dragon on 13 Nov, 2008

Saturday, July 8th: Studs - need I say more?We woke up early for an early start, but discovered that breakfast wasn't served until 9am this morning. Oh well, we went back to the room to pack for the morning. It's not like the time was…Read More


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Bustling Dublin: Day 14

Written by Green Dragon on 13 Nov, 2008

Friday, July 7th: Ancient Burials and Tourists everywhere!We got off on an early start this morning, as we were headed towards the north and ancient burial sites. Many of the places we were planning on visiting I had been to before, but 10 years before.…Read More


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Bustling Dublin: Day 13

Written by Green Dragon on 13 Nov, 2008

Thursday, July 6th: In Dublin's Fair City…K and I didn't get any great sleep, though T slept fine (she's the one that likes sleeping with city noises). Breakfast was OK, though the service was a little curt. The white pudding was a strange hybrid of…Read More


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Bustling Dublin: Day 12

Written by Green Dragon on 13 Nov, 2008

Wednesday, July 5th: Gravestones GaloreWe checked out from Brigit's, mourned the loss of her wonderful breakfasts, and headed out to Baltinglass Abbey, our first scheduled site. We found it without much trouble, and met folks from British Columbia looking for their ancestors who were buried…Read More


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Getting Around by Foot or Public Transport

Written by LenR on 02 Jun, 2008

Guidebooks and other information sources keep saying that Dublin is a small city so it is easy to navigate on foot. To some extent this is correct but also bear in mind that Dublin can be very cold and wet and getting around under these…Read More


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Dublin

Written by ripplefan2 on 19 Jun, 2007

I know, Guinness, rowdy Irishmen, more Guinness, more rowdy Irishmen and then some Sheppard’s Pie. What else is there to do? Well, there’s a lot to do, I think, but the presence of Guinness and rowdy Irishmen is plentiful. Upon arriving in to the Dublin…Read More


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Mercy Center International

Written by zabelle on 12 Dec, 2006

In 1831 Catherine McCauley founded the Sisters of Mercy. The building that houses the Mercy Center was built for Catherine McCauley and was the first convent of the Sisters of Mercy. It is located in Lower Baggot Street at number 64A and was an easy…Read More


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