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Famine and Financial Services

SDbB Famine and IFSC-min Another contrasting aspect of Dublin you can see on our guided bike tour. A detail from the Famine memorial, by Rowan Gillespie, with a building in the International Financial Services Centre behind. It’s a start contrast; famine and financial services – hunger and…

Where Dracula was born

SDbB Marsh's Library Wide-min This is the entrance to Marsh’s Library, close to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and opened in 1701, the first public library in Dublin.It’s the place where Dracula was born. The Library is on the See Dublin by Bike tour route. Here the Dublin born writer, Bram…

The Homeless Jesus at Christ Church

SDbB homeless Jesus-min This is an interesting recent addition to outdoor art in Dublin. This ‘Homeless Jesus’ sculpture is in the grounds of Christ Church Cathedral. It’s by a Canadian artist, Timothy Schmalz, and was first installed at the University of Toronto. His name appears as ‘graffiti’ on the…

‘O Commemorate me…’

SDbB optimised image 1 A group of literature students from the U.S. taking the See Dublin by Bike literary tour, at the Kavanagh memorial on the Grand Canal Bank. ‘Oh commemorate me where there is water’ (Patrick Kavanagh). One of the most tranquil places we can stop on…

A Great Music City

Dublin is a great music city. Here are just two performance moments – musical contrasts available in Dublin: Top: Badge, specialists in classic British and American rock, performing in JJ Smyths, Aungier Street.  The band can make a great job of the works of Clapton, Winwood, Green, to name just three. SDbB JJs-min

Dublin Dawn

If you’d like to get an impression of a Dublin dawn and don’t want to get up too early, well, here’s what it can be like: https://youtu.be/9v1_h7IetGo This Dublin dawn was captured by me, at Sandymount between 5am and 7am, with the camera set at a frame every 10 seconds. The camera is looking north-eastwards. It…