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Drawing on the Marathon History of the Phoenix Park

What do Irish Marathon Runners and Irish Artists have in common? Well, apart from the fact that a Marathon Runner can be an Artist and an Artist can be a Marathon Runner they do have something else in common; from … Continue reading

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A Historic Gate

When emerging on to St. Stephens Green from the top of Dublin’s Grafton Street, one cannot fail to be impressed by the elegant imposing arch which, on the opposite side of the road, adorns the corner entrance to St. Stephens … Continue reading

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The Calming of Chesterfield

I could see grey sky through the kitchen window earlier this morning and tiny rain drops occasionally sticking to its outside surface on this 23rd day of June 2012. It was pleasantly warm though, so the question was:  should I, … Continue reading

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Gastronomically Speaking

One day recently, with the sun splitting the rocks, I started my morning from 8am spending three consecutive hours cooped up in a premises on Dublin’s Harcourt Street. From a vantage point, in a generously windowed room on the buildings … Continue reading

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The Light in the Window

A light constantly shines from an upstairs window in Áras an Uachtaráin (the Hall of the President), in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. This tradition of the light, first introduced during the Presidency of Mary Robinson, is a symbolic beacon reaching out … Continue reading

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The Segway – A Cool Machine

I want one, I really want one! Anyone out there wearing a red suit and driving a twelve reindeer power sled, please take note. Although aware of their existence, I had not seen any Segways in the wild until a … Continue reading

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