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.
Ideas for greening your business. In the face of the climate emergency, we all need to do something.
A roundup of inspiring posts.
I really enjoyed the movie Tolkien but found some of it to be odd. I get that biographical movies have to truncate, elide, and simplify, but they should be true to their subject. Overall this was a very enjoyable film, and Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins were great as Tolkien and Edith. A fine performance from Adam Bregman as Geoffrey Bache Smith, too.
Spoilers after the jump…