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Toggy



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:30 pm    Post subject: Dublin Reply with quote

I was in Dublin last week for a few days, would anybody like to be bored to death with my photos? Laughing
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely Toggy! Would love to see them.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dublin is fantastic. I love it (and not just Temple Bar either). Pics please......
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Toggy



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was our first time visiting, it certainly won't be the last. What a fantastic place it is, so lively and vibrant.

Anyway, please click the link below, I've tried to sort them a little bit but there were quite a lot.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/52306966@N02/sets/
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blimey, I recognise so many of those places. I particularly like Trinity College (not sure if you have it pictured). I attended a trade conference there once (all paid for by Panasonic) and we had an evening banquet in the main refectory with its vaulted ceilings and beams. The atmosphere was fantastic.

My wife used to go over to Dublin every month as part of her job with Argos and it was her that got me hooked on it. Did you grab your complimentary pint of Guinness at the top of the old brewery in St. James?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh you've wetted my appetite to go back to Dublin Toggy! It's over 10 years since were last there (the weekend before 9/11 to be precise). I recognised a lot of places too.

I remember the first time we went thinking how colourful the place was compared to the UK at that time. We have a few friends there, made through my husband's work, and they would take us to different places whenever we were there. I love the Irish people and the food!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
I love the Irish people and the food!


....and the pubs! Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How could I forget them Colin!

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Toggy



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Certainly no shortage of pubs Laughing
Glad you liked the photos, we enjoyed looking for all the statues and found quite a few of them. I was particularly pleased to find the Phil Lynott one.

We are quite keen to have a look at the coastal parts of Ireland now, I hear it's very beautiful.
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really enjoyed looking through your albums,Toggy.....wonderful pictures.

The statues of the Irish Potato Famine (they look about 8 feet tall) are a stark,haunting reminder of the terrible times those Irish families went through....

I particularly liked the statue of Oscar Wilde whilst the human statues I find very spooky and go to the other side of the street when I see them,in my town,just in case they move Shocked Very Happy

Being nosy I wonder could you tell me what the writing is on the backs of the benches in the park?
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Toggy



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the comments, glad you enjoyed looking at the photos.

The famine statues are about 7 feet tall and they are incredibly moving to see.

The inscription on the back of the benches reads "In memory of Louie Bennett, 1870–1956, builder of the Irish Women Workers’ Union, Worker for Social Justice, World Peace and the Unity of Ireland. Her sympathy and Love of Humanity knew no Boundaries"
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks,Toggy ...I can't say I've ever heard of her so will be googling to find out more about her.
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littlepieces



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Toggy enjoyed the pics,love Dublin great people and of course great pubs....Temple bar needs to be avoided if you want to miss the stag and hen do's
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Toggy



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Temple Bar area is quite nice during the day, we went to look out of pure curiosity. However having been warned by the taxi driver that the area is ' purely for tourists' and therefore mega expensive we didn't buy anything. Laughing We took his advice and stayed away once night fell.

The Irish are great people, they were so welcoming and friendly with a great sense of humour.
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