Éirinn go Brách

After decades of dreamy Irish fantasies – those lilting voices! – I’ve finally arrived.

[Warning, numerous literary references headed this way.]

So far, I’ve tapped my feet to live Irish music in a rowdy pub; crossed the Liffey by Ha’penny Bridge; joined a reading of Joyce’s Ulysses at Sweny’s (and got my bar of lemon soap, as all pilgrims must); walked in the footsteps of Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, and William Butler Yeats; heard loads (and loads) about Saint Patrick; and visited Dublin Castle, where I spotted non-fiction versions of Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad detectives. Wowza!

Not once have I heard “top a the mornin’ to ya,” but lots of “oh he’s a feckin’ idjet.” Perhaps I’m in the wrong neighborhoods.

Here are some photos for your enjoyment.

Live all you can. It’s a mistake not to.

10 thoughts on “Éirinn go Brách

    1. Thank you, Karen – so glad you like the photos. As for veggie food around here, it’s more ono-ish than ono, but it’s great that there’s any at all. I’ve had vegan pizza, vegan falafel, and vegan ramen. Traditional Irish food is very far from vegetarian . . .


  1. What lovely pics! One of my favorite places in the world!
    And wouldn’t ya know it’s a
    Bloody Island!! Love the pea
    Mash! Have fun!


  2. Sounds like a great beginning to this new adventure of yours. One thing I love about your photos is that they run the gamut (I almost typed gamet, look it up, ha ha) of the area and what you are experiencing. And what the heck is the last photo?


    1. Gamet/gamut is my first learn-something-new-everyday item! Thanks. Okay, the last photo: tenants propped up a giant stuffed tiger on their back porch; someone has a sense of humor. It definitely caught caught my eye and I thought it was a great shot with the zoo-like bars of the gate around the building.


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