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RUBBISH

DEPRESSING TO SEE SO MUCH LITTER IN THE WATER GRAND CANAL SQUARE

I have to admit that the photograph was a failure so I cropped in and concentrated on the debris in the water which did attract my attention but it was not the intended subject.

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ATTRACTIVE BRIDGE

THE SAMUEL BECKETT BRIDGE - FREQUENTLY PHOTOGRAPHED

A tourist once asked me how to get to the "harp bridge" and it took me a few minutes to realise that it was the Samuel Beckett Bridge that she was seeking. Apparently her hotel was near the bridge and she was heading in the wrong direction as someone had assumed that she was trying ...

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WOLFE TONE STREET AND PARK

WOLFE TONE STREET AND PARK IS CURRENTLY BEING RECONFIGURED

The next time you visit you may not recognise the area.

Wolfe Tone Park & Street Environmental Improvement Scheme offers a new destination point for all, as an ever-changing civic space where daily life and spectacle collide. The contextual design offers a thriving and ...

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HOMELESS IN A TENT

HOMELESS IN A TENT - WOLFE TONE CLOSE

This tent is at the emergency door to a building that I worked in about twenty years ago. Recently the immediate space at Wolfe Tone Close has been converted into a public space or mini-park .

In 1979 I moved to California and when I first visited San Francisco I was shocked to see homeless people ...

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BUILDING OF INTEREST

THE CUSTOMS HOUSE DUBLIN 22 FEBRUARY 2021

Back in 1968 I was a Customs Agent and I had to visit this building twice a day and it was an unpleasant experience as the staff were less than pleasant and that was being generous to them. Of course the Civil Service has changed greatly since then. I must admit that my father was a senior civil ...

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DUBLIN DOCKLANDS

THE NORTH WALL QUAY 22 FEBRUARY 2021 - VIEWED FROM SIR JOHN ROGERSON'S QUAY

Every time I visit the skyline has changed.

North Wall is an area east of the inner north side of Dublin, along the River Liffey. It contains the entire north side of Dublin Docklands and includes the International Financial Services Centre, Spencer Dock, ...

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PAINT-A-BOX STREET ART

PAINT-A-BOX STREET ART ON GEORGE'S QUAY

George's Quay is a street and quay in Dublin on the southern bank of the River Liffey. It is located between Burgh Quay and Hawkins Street to the west, and City Quay and Talbot Memorial Bridge to the east.

The quay is fronted primarily by George's Quay Plaza - a complex of buildings located ...

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DUBLIN BRIDGE

GRATTAN BRIDGE ACROSS THE RIVER LIFFEY IN DUBLIN

Grattan Bridge is a road bridge spanning the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland, and joining Capel Street to Parliament Street and the south quays. I, and other locals, refer to it as Capel Street bridge.

The first bridge on this site was built by Sir Humphrey Jervis in 1676. It was named ...

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STREETS OF DUBLIN

DAME STREET PHOTOGRAPHED FEBRUARY 2021

As I went to school nearby I have always liked this area of the city, not that I liked school. However then Temple Bar, as it is today, did not exist. In 1968 I worked [outside school hours] as a trainee electronics engineer for ITG a company that imported Hi-Fi equipment from the USA and Japan. They ...

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DRURY STREET

DRURY STREET - MUCH OF THE PEDESTRIANISATION MAY BE REVERSED POST COVID

Drury Street is a popular shopping street in Dublin and it has many restaurants and cafes. Back in 1990s my sister operated a number of clothes shops and all her wholesale suppliers were based on the street but many have relocated because of a lack of street parking.

Dublin ...

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NEW WINE BAR

BLACK AND WHITE AT THE AMY AUSTIN WINE BAR ON DRURY STREET

When I first saw this before Christmas I thought that it was an example of street art.

My understanding is that the name "Amy Austin" is a reference to a graffiti message, "I Love You So Much mural, by Austin [Texas] based musician Amy Cook.

The wine ...

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INTENSE SUNLIGHT

PROJECTED IMAGES NEAR SUNLIGHT CHAMBERS PHOTOGRAPHED WHILE CROSSING GRATTAN BRIDGE

Unfortunately because of my skill level and because of the limitations of an iPhone I could not exactly capture what I saw. The sunlight was so intense that it highlighted the contents of the plastic bag being carried by the man on the left and also over-exposed ...

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SMITHFIELD AREA OF DUBLIN

SMITHFIELD PLAZA - ALSO KNOWN AS SMITHFIELD SQUARE OR SMITHFIELD MARKET

Towards the end of 2020 Dublin City Council decided that it would be a good idea to turn Smithfield into an outdoor plaza full of dining opportunities so that people could eat outside and continue to support the businesses in the area.

Third Space, Boojum, Oscar’s, ...

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OLD BUILDING

TEXACLOTH WOOL MERCHANTS OLD BUILDING ON NORTH BRUNSWICK STREET

My understanding is that the company has relocated to Naas in County Kildare.

Texacloth was founded Aidan Walsh in 1972. They have been buying wool in Scotland and Northern Ireland for 20 years, Wales and Southern England for 15 years and 40 years in the Republic of Ireland.

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TU CITY CAMPUS

QUICK VISIT TO THE TU CITY CAMPUS GRANGEGORMAN 14 FEBRUARY 2021

Technological University Dublin or TU Dublin is Ireland's first technological university, established on 1 January 2019, taking over all functions and operations of the three preceding institutions.

The university was formed by the amalgamation of three existing institutes ...

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COLLEGE CAMPUS

THE TU NEW EAST QUAD ON ST BRENDAN'S WAY - GRANGEGORMAN TU CAMPUS

Construction still appears to be underway but at a slower pace.

Under the Grangegorman Masterplan, the primary urban path through Grangegorman – St Brendan’s Way will link with the Broadstone Gate which when completed will reach as far as Prussia Street. The link with ...

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HOTEL AND PUB

CLARKE'S CITY ARMS PUB AND CITY ARMS HOTEL HOTEL ON PRUSSIA STREET - FREQUENTED BY JAMES JOYCE

Number 55 on Prussia Street was formerly the City Arms Hotel, previously it was the home of the Jameson family, the well known distillers. I am not sure if the pub was in fact associated with the hotel.

James Joyce frequented the City Arms ...

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URBAN DEPRESSION

LOCKDOWN ON PRUSSIA STREET - STONEYBATTER AREA OF DUBLIN

Because of Covid related restrictions a walk along the streets of Dublin can be somewhat depressing because nearly every business is closed and it is possible that many may never open.

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CHINESE NEW YEAR

CHINESE NEW YEAR - THE YEAR OF THE OX

This was photographed in Stoneybatter which is also known as Cowtown

Lunar New Year is the beginning of a calendar year whose months are moon cycles. It is based on the lunar calendar or lunisolar calendar in different regions. In the present day, Lunar New Year mostly refers to the East Asian ...

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BERNIE SANDERS MEME

BERNIE SANDERS MITTENS MEME IN THE FORM OF STREET ART IN DUBLIN

This was photographed at Fegans Cash An Carry on Chancery Street near the Four Courts in Dublin.

In January 2021, a photograph of Bernie Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, seated during the inauguration of Joe Biden and wearing distinctive mittens, went viral. The ...

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STREETS OF DUBLIN

AUGHRIM STREET - STONEYBATTER DUBLIN

The area, often referred to as Cowtown, was at a particular time in history on the edge of the city of Dublin and was the ideal location for the city's cattle market.

Dublin Corporation had been holding a cattle market in Smithfield, but with the increase in the city's population and the growth ...

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RED BRICK BUILDING

THIS IS NOW THE RICHMOND EDUCATION AND EVENT CENTRE - ORIGINALLY THE RICHMOND SURGICAL HOSPITAL

I have found it very difficult to get good photographs of this building mainly because of obstacles and locked gates.

The building and the site has a rich history. The site was first built on by the Benedictine Nuns who opened a convent ...

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PUBLIC GARDENS

THE VICTORIAN PEOPLE'S FLOWER GARDENS IN PHOENIX PARK

The Victorian People's Flower Gardens located close to the Parkgate Street entrance, comprise an area of 9 hectares (22 acres) and, were re-opened in 1864. These gardens were initially established in 1840 as the Promenade Grounds. They provide an opportunity to display Victorian horticulture ...

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PAINT-A-BOX STREET ART

PAINT-A-BOX STREET ART - NORTH BRUNSWICK STREET - FEBRUARY 2021

Brunswick street North is situated only a few minutes’ walk from Capel Street, Parnell Square, Jervis Street and Smithfield and within walking distance of DIT Bolton Street, Blackhall Place and the Four Courts. There are many cafes and restaurants nearby.

Laid out in ...

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STREETS OF DUBLIN

A WALK ALONG CLONLIFFE ROAD DUBLIN 3

When I was young I kept adding "e" to words but now I am doing the opposite ... I have just noticed that I have managed to write Clonliffe as Clonliff in a number of posts over the last few days. I have seen the Clonliff elsewhere but it would appear that Clonliffe is the current spelling.

Clonliffe ...

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DRUMCONDRA AREA OF DUBLIN

CLONLIFFE GARDENS DRUMCONDRA

Connecting Distillery Road to Clonliffe Road.

When I was young I kept adding "e" to words but now I am doing the opposite ... I have just noticed that I have managed to write Clonliffe as Clonliff in a number of posts over the last few days. I have seen the Clonliff elsewhere but it would appear ...

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SCULPTURE

THE CHILDREN OF LIR AT THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE PARNELL SQUARE DUBLIN

The iPhone 12 Pro Max very much underexposed some images today, I don't know why, some of the images may appear a bit odd.

The Children of Lir is a legend from Irish mythology. It is a tale from the post-Christianisation period that mixes magical elements such ...

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MEMORIAL GARDEN

THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE PARNELL SQUARE

It was somewhat depressing to see the place empty of people, expect for a park official, but by the same token I would not have visited if there had been more than a few visitors.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max very much underexposed some images today, I don't know why, some of the images may appear ...

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THE STREETS OF DUBLIN

GREAT DENMARK STREET IN DUBLIN - ON A REALLY WET DAY

The one advantage of using an iPhone 12 Pro Max is that it is much more weather proof than my Sony A7RIV.

Great Denmark Street is a street in Dublin, Ireland. It leads to Mountjoy Square, is crossed by Temple Street/Hill Street, and is part of Gardiner's Row. The area was largely ...

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DISTILLERY ROAD IN DRUMCONDRA

DISTILLERY ROAD OFF CLONLIFF ROAD WAS THE HOME OF OF THE JONES ROAD DISTILLERY

This road could be described as being in Drumcondra or Clonliff.

The Dublin Whiskey Distillery Company Jones Road Distillery also known as the D.W.D. Distillery, Jones Road, or just Jones Road Distillery, was one of the six great Irish whiskey distilleries ...

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PAINT-A-BOX STREET ART

THERE'S NO PARTY LIKE A MARTY PARTY! PAINT-A-BOX STREET ART ON CLONLIFF ROAD

I will not even try to explain this as you either know or you don't. If you do not know it is most likely that you will not want to know.

There ain’t no party like a Marty party. Marty Morrissey dancing to Joe Dolan - a match made in Heaven! #Dancingwiththestars

Martin ...

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DUBLINBIKES DOCKING STATIONS

DUBLINBIKES DOCKING STATION 28 OR IS IT 21 MOUNTJOY SQUARE WEST

Today when I viewed the Dublinbikes Map they showed this Docking Station at Mountjoy Square West as Number 21 but physically it is 28 as can be seen in some of my photographs.

Mountjoy Square is a Georgian garden square in Dublin, Ireland, on the north side of the city ...

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PAINT-A-BOX STREET ART

PAINT-A-BOX STREET ART IN CABRA

Cabra is located southwest of the Royal Canal, except for one small piece of land between canal and railway line, and northeast of the Phoenix Park, and runs southeast to northwest, from Phibsboro at Doyle's Corner and around the sixth Royal Canal lock, and Grangegorman at Hanlon's Corner, to Ashtown and ...

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LANEWAYS

PATHWAY AND LANEWAY IN CABRA - CONNECTING ANNEMOE PARK TO ANNEMOE TERRACE

As I already mentioned I am now photographing back-lanes because I have noticed that some have recently been gated or blocked by resident groups because of security concerns. I must admit that I have seen some today that I would not choose to use after dark.

Until ...

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HIGH CROSS OR CELTIC CROSS

ST. PETER'S CHURCH PHIBSBOROUGH - THE AREA AROUND THE HIGH CROSS HAS BEEN RESTORED

The concrete pavement at the front entrance of the church was unsafe and was cordoned off for an extended period so I was delighted to discover that the area has, at last, been repaved giving access to the front gates and the Celtic or High Cross.

The ...

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BACK LANE

LANEWAY IN PHIBSBOROUGH CONNECTING CONNAUGHT STREET TO SHANDON CRESCENT

Unfortunately I have noticed over the last few years is that some groups of residents have blocked off back laneways claiming that it is to prevent anti-social behaviour. As a result of this trend I will concentrate on photographing a selection of laneways during 2021 ...

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MALDRON HOTEL

MALDRON HOTEL PARNELL SQUARE CORNER OF OF DORSET STREET AND GRANBY ROW

The hotel implies that it is on Parnell Square but I would describe the location as Granby Row or Dorset Street.

There was once a cinema at this location and when I was young it was known as the Plaza and my parents would not allow me to visit as it was what they ...

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ROYAL CANAL

A VIEW OF THE ROYAL CANAL - BINNS BRIDGE

Almost everything in Ireland has a story and Binns Bridge is a typical example.

The Royal Canal had an interesting board of directors. One of the most notable was Napper Tandy, less well known were John Binns who was branded a ‘a jobbing demagogue’ and William Cope who was nicknamed ‘the shoemaker’. ...

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DUBLIN PUB

DOYLE'S CORNER IN PHIBSBOROUGH

Several notable junctions in Dublin city in Ireland still carry the name (usually unofficially) of the pub or business which once occupied the corner.

While this practice is not unique to Dublin, the pace of recent development there has meant that the original source of the name is more likely to have ...

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DUBLIN PUBS

McGEOUGHS - THE BOHEMIAN IN PHIBSBOROUGH

Some people refer to this crossroads as Doyle's Corner but Doyle's is actually across the street from the pub in my photograph.

Several notable junctions in Dublin city in Ireland still carry the name (usually unofficially) of the pub or business which once occupied the corner.

While ...

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PHIBSBOROUGH

SHANDON ROAD IN PHIBSBOROUGH DUBLIN

Shandon is a small collection of roads on Dublin's Northside within the district of Phibsboro. It consists of 3 terraces of Edwardian (Victorian style) houses along the banks of the Royal Canal, built around 1926.

The area was expanded in 1952 by the addition of a terrace of concrete houses, Shandon ...

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STREETS OF DUBLIN

NORTH LEINSTER STREET

I was planning to write that I was unaware that there was a Leinster Street on the North Side of the city but when I sought some information about the street using Google the first result was a collection of my own photographs of the Bang Bang Deli on North Leinster Street.

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GLASNEVIN

GARTAN AVENUE CONNECTING IONA ROAD AND LINDSAY ROAD IN GLASNEVIN

Gartan Avenue, between Lindsay Road and Iona Road, could be best described as a short street featuring ten attractive red-brick houses built by Alexander Strain between 1900 and 1910.

glasnevin, gartan avenue, Alexander Strain, iona road, lindsay road, sgtreets of dublin, ...

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STREETS OF DUBLIN

LINDSAY ROAD - GLASNEVIN AREA OF DUBLIN

A mainly residential neighbourhood, Glasnevin is located on the Northside of the city of Dublin (about 3 km north of Dublin city centre). It was established on the northern bank of the River Tolka where the stream for which it may be named joins, and now extends north and south of the river.

Three ...

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STREETS OF DUBLIN

SHANDON GARDENS PHIBSBOROUGH DUBLIN

Here is an extract from description provided by an Estate Agent:

"Located on your doorstep are a host of local amenities including shops, schools, restaurants and bars and is within walking distance of the Luas, the Mater Hospital, the Four Courts, Kings Inns and the DIT City Centre Campus ...

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STREETS OF DUBLIN

CONNAUGHT STREET PHIBSBOROUGH DUBLIN 7

The spelling used on the street signs caught my attention as I was taught in school that the spelling was Connacht so I checked Wikipedia and while they agree with me I am still a bit uncertain.

Here is an extract from an online discussion "Connaught is to Connacht what Peking is to Beijing. ...

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STREETS OF DUBLIN

ST MARY'S PLACE NORTH - STREET MARKINGS INDICATING A SCHOOL ZONE

Lord Mayor Hazel Chu recently launched a trial at St Francis School and as you can see from my photographs the trial has been expanded to include more schools.

The new "school zones", demarcated by colour circles and pencil-shaped bollards , have been designed ...

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DRUMCONDRA

LOWER DRUMCONDRA ROAD [DRUMCONDRA]

The village of Drumcondra was the central area of the civil parish of Clonturk, and the two names were used equally for the religious and civil parishes,but the modern suburban district of Drumcondra also encompasses the old Parish of St. Mary. Clonturk had been an alternative name for Drumcondra and the ...

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STREETS OF DUBLIN

HOLLYBANK ROAD WHERE KATE ISABEL HAMPTON THE FIRST TELEPHONE OPERATOR LIVED

Every street and building in Dublin has an associated story, sometimes many, I you look hard enough. Of course the stories may not be true

Even though I lived on Carlingford Road which runs parallel to Hollybank Road I found it difficult to say about the street ...

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IPHONE 12 PRO MAX

I have noticed that if there is reflected light I have lens flare issues when using the iPhone 12 Pro Max. See the reflection from the car mirror ... in this instance the source of the problem is obvious but sometimes the source is not obvious and often the resulting image is unusable.

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STREETS OF DUBLIN

SHANDON DRIVE IN PHIBSBOROUGH

In the property section of the Irish Times I saw the following description of Shandon Drive "Shandon Drive is a charming, leafy, redbrick cul de sac that feels light years from the hustle of Phibsboro main street". To be honest it is a good description.

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DRUMCONDRA

CRAWFORD AVENUE IS A VERY WIDE STREET IN DRUMCONDRA

Crawford Avenue connects Iona Road to Hollybank Road Road and in my opinion this area of Drumcondra is very attractive and there are many parks and facilities nearby. I do not know why the road is so wide,

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RELIGIOUS STATUE

STATUE OF ST COLUMBA [CHURCH ON IONA ROAD]

Columba (7 December 521 – 9 June 597) was an Irish abbot and missionary evangelist credited with spreading Christianity in what is today Scotland at the start of the Hiberno-Scottish mission. He founded the important abbey on Iona, which became a dominant religious and political institution in the ...

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UPS MINI DISTRIBUTION CENTRE

UPS MINI DISTRIBUTION CENTRE HAS RELOCATED TO WESTERN WAY

In 2017 UPS introduced a plan to reduce the number of delivery vans on Dublin’s streets by having packages distributed by cyclists and walkers taking parcels from a special container in the city centre. The first container was located on Wolfe Tone Street. But, as can be seen from ...

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STREETS OF DUBLIN

ULSTER STREET IS IT IN PHIBSBOROUGH OR CABRA

I cannot determine if Ulster Street is in Phibsborough or Cabra and checking the property sections in newspapers did not really help as some indicated that it is in Cabra while others claimed that it is in Phibsborough.

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PUBLIC PARK

MT BERN ARD PARK ACCORDING TO TWO SIGNS - ACTUALLY MOUNT BERNARD PARK

It might be a good idea to change the signage on the gates.

Even though I live close by I did no know that this park existed until I first photographed it in August 2011. However, I photographed it again six years later and was convinced that I have never visited ...

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LUAS TRAM STOP

CABRA LUAS TRAM STOP [BESIDE MOUNT BERNARD PUBLIC PARK]

Cabra is a stop on the Luas light-rail tram system in Dublin, Ireland. It opened in 2017 as a stop on Luas Cross City, an extension of the Green Line through the city centre from St. Stephen's Green to Broombridge.

The stop provides access to the neighbourhood of Cabra and the ...

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BACK LANE

BUGINGHAM PALACE - ALL BUGS WELCOME

This is located on a back lane beside Mount Bernard Park in Cabra,

Mount Bernard Park is in Cabra. It has an all weather surface that can be used for basketball or soccer and three tennis courts.

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DUBLINBIKES

JUST EAT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY NOW TV AS MAIN SPONSOR - DUBLINBIKES DOCKING STATIONS WESTERN WAY

[19 January 2021]

Irish cyclist and Tour De France green jersey winner, Sam Bennett, today officially launched the newly rebranded NOW TV dublinbikes which are hitting the streets of Dublin from this week. NOW TV was announced as the new ...

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STREETS OF DUBLIN

LOWER CLANBRASSIL STREET [DUBLIN - JANUARY 2021]

Clanbrassil Street runs from Robert Emmet Bridge on the Grand Canal to New Street. It is served by several bus routes. It is divided into Clanbrassil Street Upper (south end) and Clanbrassil Street Lower (north end).

It is named after The 2nd Earl of Clanbrassil, an Ulster-Scots nobleman.

In ...

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STREETS OF DUBLIN

ORMOND SQUARE AND ORMOND PLACE [DUBLIN 7]

Michael John "Johnny" Giles (born 6 November 1940, in Ormond Square, Dublin, Ireland) is a former association footballer and manager best remembered for his time as a midfielder with Leeds United in the 1960s and 1970s. Since retirement he has served as "the Senior Analyst" on ...

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LANEWAYS

A COMPLEX OF OLD LANES NORTH ANNES STREET - CUCKOO LANE - GEORGE'S HILL

Some strange graffiti in this area.

Here is a very interesting history of the area https://comeheretome.com/2013/04/25/the-ancient-passage-linking-christchurch-and-st-saviours-priory/

Located ...

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STREETS OF DUBLIN

UPPER CLANBRASSIL STREET [DUBLIN]

Clanbrassil Street runs from Robert Emmet Bridge on the Grand Canal to New Street. It is served by several bus routes. It is divided into Clanbrassil Street Upper (south end) and Clanbrassil Street Lower (north end).

It is named after The 2nd Earl of Clanbrassil, an Ulster-Scots nobleman.

In ...

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DERELICT

THE BARLEY MOW PUB IS NOW A DERELICT BUILDING [FRANCIS STREET WAS A GOOD LOCATION FOR STREET ART]

This building is at the corner of Francis Street and Mark’s Alley West. It was a pub known as the Barley Mow. Unfortunately its condition is getting worse at an increasing rate.

A barley mow is a stack (mow) of barley, especially barley ...

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STREETS OF DUBLIN

HANOVER LANE AND NEARBY - I WAS SURPRISED TO DISCOVER THAT IT IS OFF FRANCIS STREET

I thought that Hanover Street is in the Docklands Area of Dublin but today I discovered that there are two Hanover Streets in Dublin - Hanover Street East is located in the Docklands while Hanover Street West is located in the Liberties neat both St. Patrick's ...

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STREETS OF DUBLIN

CHANCERY STREET FEATURING TRAM TRACKS - LUAS RED LINE SERVICE

There is a nice small art deco style public park on Chancery Street which is also home the the Four Courts. The four courts are more-or-less across the street from the park and at the tram stop.

Unfortunately the opening times for the park are somewhat restricted - 8am ...

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HOSTEL

BACK LANE HOSTEL [MORE THAN 100 YEARS IN OPERATION]

Back Lane hostel is a 62-bed accommodation service with a well-deserved reputation for providing good quality accommodation, food and support for homeless men in Dublin. The project provides direct access, emergency and short-term accommodation on a six-month basis for 44 single homeless ...

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VICTORIA QUAY

PAINT-A-BOX STREET ART NEAR HEUSTON STATION - VICTORIA QUAY

I was a bit surprised to discover that there is a Victoria Quay in Dublin as most references to Queen Victoria have disappeared over the last hundred years. Victoria Quay features the outer walls to the Guinness complex and served as an entrance from the south quays to the brewery, ...



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