4 Dublin North

Ticket from The On-and-Off Bus Tour, July 19th. 2001, Dublin.(Bus ticket, first time out, 19 July, 2001).

It was a most happy summer day, I was bumming around Dublin Town, armed with a camera. – And, behold!, the moment presented itself! I was taking pictures of The Dublin Bridges, and the one I got of The James Joyce Bridge, is the best yet.



The James Joyce Bridge, Dublin.
What to do i Dublin? I couldn’t answer that.. It’s a big city. They got it all. – Good, and bad. I got some pictures from some of the places I’ve visited. (Mind you, I’ve been in town 15 times, and I still got 30 items on my «I would like to do that»-list). By the way, if you’re new in town, I recommend the different walking tours listed in The Lonely Planet «Dublin City  Guide». Easy to pick what interests you.

Where to stay when you’re in Town….?
If you stay in Hostels, The Krokket Team strongly recommend:

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Isaac’s Hostel, 2 Frenchman’s Lane, or Jacob’s Inn, Talbot Place. (Same company).
Both places are one – 1 – minute walk from The Busaras \ The Central Bus Station.
The staff is friendly, it’s nice, clean, safe and not too expensive.
And, there’s The Beergarden at Isaac’s, a burger and a beer, € 5…….
Book your bed on Hostels.com:

The Birthplace of a Nation; The General Post Office.

The GPO, O'Connel Street, Dublin.In 1916 Patrick Pearse read The Proclamation of the Irish Republic in front of The GPO.
Sadly, the pictures of the heroes of 1916, are no longer on display inside.
(Some crazy politicians are even trying to sell the building to devellopers. – Sacrilege).
In order to see some of the pictures, like this original print:

From The 1916 Walking Tour, at The GPO, Dublin.You have to join The 1916 Rebellion Walking Tour. It’s starts out at The International Bar, at 23 Wicklow Street. The guide is very good. http://www.1916rising.com/

The Glasnevin Cemtary is the last resting place for many important and famous Irishmen.

Daniel O’Connel, C. S. Parnell, De Valera, B. Behan and Michael Collins, among others.

Glasnevin Cemetary, Dublin.The guided tour is free. When you are done, make sure you leave by The Eastern Gate:

Glasnevin Cemetary, Dublin.As it leads you to Prospect Square.

Kavanagh's, aka The Gravedigger's Glasnevin, Dublin.Where you’ll find the Public House J. Kavanagh’s. Given the name «The Gravedigger’s», as many of the people working at the cemetary, were regular guests. On Kavanagh’s, see section «5 The Pubs».

Guided Tour at Croke Park, Dublin.

Guided Tour at Croke Park, Dublin.Croke Park is one of the finest stadiums in europe. http://www.crokepark.ie/
Football and Herling: http://www.gaa.ie/
(Not forgetting the stadium’s darkest event: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croke_Park).

The relatively «small island» of Ireland, population about 5 million, has bread 4 writers awarded The Nobel Prize in Literature. (Yeats, Shaw, Beckett and Heaney). If you are interested in literature, you’ll enjoy a visit to The Dublin Writer’s Museum.

The Writer's Museum, Dublin.http://www.writersmuseum.com/ The Bookshop is very good!

I wasn’t too convinced by the exhibition at The James Joyce Centre:

The James Joyce Centre, Dublin.But there’s a lot going on in town: http://www.jamesjoyce.ie/

If you’re intersted in more on James Joyce, I recommend a halfday trip, (by DART), to Sandycove, and The James Joyce Tower. Coming back, have lunch at Charles Fitzgerald’s.

A Trip to The James Joyce Tower, Sandycove, Dublin.

For Whiskey-freaks, a visit to The Jameson  Museum, is compulsory.
(Bow Street, Smithfield, Dublin).
http://www.jamesonwhiskey.com/age_verification.aspx (kjell magne).

The 1780 Bar, Bow Street, Smithfield, Dublin.

The Jameson Museum, Bow Street, Smithfield, Dublin.

Situated in the middle of O’Connel Street, it does very well as a meetingpoint:

The Millennium Spire, O'Connel Street, Dublin.The Millennium Spire, finished 2003(!).
(Photo by Mr. Thomas, Map Man with The England Krokket Team).

For the more spiritual visitors, I recommend:

St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Dublin.St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. http://www.procathedral.ie/

The Famine Monument, Custom House Quay

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The Prick with Stick

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The Garden of Rememberance, Parnell Square East.

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2012_08_14_007603_Dublin_The Howth_Trip from The Summit to The Deep

Daytrip, well half a day, anyway! Hike from The Howt Summit down to the harbour.
Before wisiting the restaurant The Deep. http://www.deep.ie/
12 West Pier, Howth, Co. Dublin. T: 01 806 3921. E: info@deep.ie
They did have an M-Star for several years in a row. Best meal I’ve had in Ireland.
(Better than the two dinners in Kinsale). 🙂

From The National Leprechaun

2012_08_16_007751_Dublin_The Leprechaun MuseumIt was nice, and the guide was very enthusiastic, but I couldn’t help feeling that this was more suitable for kids. Perfect for familys! http://www.leprechaunmuseum.ie/

Arbour Hill Cemetary

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2012_08_17_Dublin_Arbour Hill Cemetary

The military cemetery at Arbour Hill is the last resting place of 14 of the executed leaders of the insurrection of 1916. Among those buried there are Patrick Pearse, James Connolly and Major John Mc Bride. The leaders were executed in Kilmainham and then their bodies were transported to Arbour Hill, where they were buried.


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I know, there’s a 110 places not mentioned. And a few I have seen, but don’t have a decent photo of. I may get them at some point.
«There’s always next year!»


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