Category Archives: Dublin

I’m still here!

Wow, the last few days seem to have just blurred by me, but I am still here! I headed to Chicago on Friday and met my friend Deirdre at the hotel and we headed out for some Indian, which I … Continue reading

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Selling out?

OMG, today I applied for a job! Today marks exactly five months since I landed in Firenze (Florence) and embarked on my wild and crazy odyssey of travel and language learning!  I have spent a considerable amount of time in … Continue reading

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Hurling

Hurling is native to Ireland and is considered to be one of the most dangerous sports in the world.  I learned the last part on some cable TV show teaser several years ago! The YouTube clip I found claims it … Continue reading

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European internet

The Europeans are very advanced in terms of accessibility to mobile phones and the internet. As I mentioned in a previous post, my mother has a really cheap mobile phone that only cost about €25 and she can ‘top it up’ … Continue reading

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Austerity programs?

Throughout all this Euro/Greek/world economic crisis coverage it has been interesting to hear the positive comments being made on this side of the Atlantic in regards to Ireland’s ability to hold to the commitments they made on their austerity agreement(s). … Continue reading

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Oscar!

No, not the little gold fellow.  Oscar Wilde!  My favorite author. Oscar was born in Dublin and lived at Number 1, Merrion Square. There is a statue of him in Merrion Square Park, just opposite his house and many of … Continue reading

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Vikings!

The Vikings invaded Ireland just as they did most other countries around Northern Europe / the Northern Atlantic and one of the city tours offered in Dublin is aptly named “Viking Splash Tours” (www.vikingsplash.com). They have about five or six … Continue reading

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