So, off I go for a walk before the Armageddon of the Beast from the East and the Storm Emma starts in Dublin this evening. The main roads are fine, but for everything else skates would do. If there was no wind and occasional cars driving slowly, all would be too quiet. Snowmen, some sad, … More The Poles that “Saved” Dublin – Rathmines
She is in her eighties and he at most in early thirties. They lean comfortably on a tower of orange cases in the middle of a big supermarket, discussing smartphone features. He is very fluent in English, but the accent discloses that he did not grow up in Ireland. “You pull your finger over the screen … More A Local Call
The first time that I moved to Ireland 11 years ago, I had everything organised upfront. I landed to Dublin around 1PM without luggage that was stuck somewhere on CDG, but the day was sunny and I felt so positively excited that nothing could ruin my mood. On the contrary, it was great to learn … More I’ll Follow My Heart to Ireland
It’s dump, grey and drizzly outside, one of the days when heavy blankets of clouds seem cast anchored above the very west of Europe. Nevertheless, today, I choose to think about the bright, sunny days ahead of us and celebrate the first day of spring as the ancient Celts on the shores of Ireland did. Those lads and lassies … More Ancient Irish Seasons
Update after 5 hours of counting the votes: It seems to be a big majority Yes vote throughout Ireland. On the 25th of May 1895, Oscar Wilde was convicted for indecency. As horrifying as it can sound today, 120 years later, homosexuality was a criminal offence in Britain at the time and Wilde didn’t stand much … More Referendum on Marriage Equality in Ireland
Happy St Patrick’s Day, wherever you are, my lovely Irish and all of you who love the Emerald Island!
I have no idea how many times I have flown in and out of Ireland … Countless … But the view of Howth, Dublin Bay, Dun Laoghaire, Bull’s Island, the Poolbeg chimneys and Wicklow coast always make me smile. There is lots to me looking at the familiar places close to my heart and feeling … More Birds are Lucky with the View of Dublin Coast
Beautiful Irish nature beyond Dublin … A few days around will charge everyone’s batteries. I love going back again and again, but I also love Dublin with all her virtues and faults :). Enjoy and start planning a trip ;)!
Click on the photos and enjoy a stroll through lovely Dublin ….