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Walking the streets of Dublin a couple of months ago, I came across this message for U2's Bono. It reads: Bono is a jerk He never had to work He won't pay his tax Always wears staksAny guesses as to what the heck staks are?
Oscar Wilde would have been 158 years old today. He was an Irish writer and poet who became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He passed away in 1900, but that didn't stop me from stalking him last month. In Dublin, I visited the house in
In Dublin, I visited The Temple Bar one evening. That's the bar called Temple Bar, not to be confused with the area on the south bank of the River Liffey called Temple Bar. Of course, now we're talking Russian dolls, as The Temple Bar is in Temple Bar, but I
I enjoy the comments left on my Consumers Distributing entry. There are comments from those who fondly remember the old Canadian retail chain, some who worked there and others who aren't at all surprised Consumers Distributing didn't make it. Last week in Dublin, I needed an adaptor for my power
There's an Irish owned and operated restaurant chain I've seen in Dublin called Maple Moose. They sell crepes, scoop & whipped Ice Cream, Slush Puppie, Waffles and beverages, and they do it all with Canadian branding. I particularly like the logo. Learn more at maplemoose.ie.
Paris was gorgeous, Amsterdam was cool, but Dublin is both gorgeous and cool. I love this city! I have 171 pictures (and one video) in my Dublin Flickr photoset, but here are a few of my favourites.
Kilmainham Gaol is a prison in Dublin, opened in 1796 and closed as an active prison in 1924. The history of Kilmainham Gaol is fascinating, especially with regards to its political prisoners, so yesterday I toured the facility. And Peter from the Kilmainham Gaol Museum, if you're reading this, you're
For 38 years, all I've known is cars drive on the right side of the road. When crossing the street, I naturally look that way - it's ingrained in my muscle memory. In Ireland, they drive on the left side of the road, and I can't seem to remember that.
On Saturday I visited the Heineken Experience in Amsterdam, and wanted to follow that up yesterday with a visit to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. The two tours and experiences are quite similar, and I enjoyed both. This building was built in 1902, but the Guiness we all know and
Walking in Dublin, I've seen plenty of signs like the one below. That sign says it all: I've left Amsterdam.