Category: Ireland

A sunny day in Dun Laoghaire

As I'm working in Dublin tomorrow, I decided to make a weekend of it and revisit some of my old stomping grounds. I couldn't have asked for better weather as @FrankDJS and I visited Dun Laoghaire, where I grew up. Just a short train ride from the city centre, with beautiful views out into Dublin ...

Crossing over…

A snapshot I took of the Boyne Valley Bridge on my drive down from Belfast to Dublin on Wednesday evening. (Don't worry, I was in the passenger seat when I took the photo). It came through pretty clearly, considering the speed we were going...and the fact I Instagrammed the hell out of it.  

Getting old? Moi?

I spent last night catching up with some old friends I went to University with. It's been a while since we all got together, so most of the night was spent reminiscing and embarrassing each other about various youthful indiscretions. Cringe-inducing, but hilarious all the same. Dinner at the lovely Green Hen, where due to ...

A generalisation, but…

I spent a few days in Dublin on business earlier this week. Most of that time was spent trying to avoid the biblical-standard rain that pummelled the city right up until the point my taxi pulled into Dublin Airport for my journey home. Great timing. I've been back and forth to Dublin quite a bit ...

Visiting Ireland?

Then you'll need this handy guide, courtesy of the Irish News from Northern Ireland. It serves as a brief guide to modern Ireland, North and South. My favourite quotes: Ireland is an island to the west of Britain, but Northern Ireland is just off the mainland – not the Irish mainland, the British mainland. (Look, ...