What I have been reading this week.
Every group where there’s trust and closeness attracts abusers. But there are some key features which make it more likely that abuse will go unchecked.
TW: abuse survivors may find some aspects of this article triggering.
I reached a milestone of 200 followers. Thanks everyone! Welcome to new followers, and thanks to old followers for continuing to read my stuff.
We stayed at the excellent Botanic View B&B near the Botanical Gardens for our last night in Dublin, so we were able to walk around the beautiful gardens. We saw a heron and a place where Wittgenstein used to hang out in the winter of 1946.
On our last full day in Dublin, we took a boat trip to Dun Laoghaire (pronounced Dun Leary). It was lovely and we saw the place where the Battle of Clontarf was fought between Brian Boru, high king of Ireland, and the Vikings. We had lunch in Harry’s brunch bar and then got the train back into the centre of Dublin.
We also visited Merrion Square (Oscar Wilde lived at number 1 and WB Yeats lived at number 52 and 82), and wandered about in the Temple Bar area, and central Dublin. I was very excited to see the Post Office with the Cuchulainn statue commemorating the Easter Rising 1916, as I’ve wanted to see it for a very long time.
Posts that caught my attention this week.
On Monday 20 May, we went to the archaeological museum in Dublin. It was amazing.
On Sunday 19 May, we went to Knowth, a complex of burial mounds near Newgrange.