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Saturday 29 December 2012


Tempus fugit - time flies and leaves nothing in its wake apart from memories. Some positive but others are negative.
Let's stick with the positives.

Yesterday I 'played friends of the M6'.
Usually I prefer to avoid travels on a Friday, so how come I headed north yesterday? There are few people that could encourage me to break my self-imposed 'never on a Friday' travel. 

Two days ago, I received a message asking me if I was free 'tomorrow'. My god-daughter had plans for me and her mother (my long-time best friend). 

The hobbit movie is being shown nation-wide and god-daughter knows how much we love Tolkien. So she'd decided on a get-together and watch the film day. It never crossed my mind that travel would be on a Friday. Hence, I headed north along the dreaded M6 to meet up.

There's something inestimably good about the love and friendship of our nearest and dearest.  Hence without thinking I travelled up and then down the M6 almost without a qualm. Now I have memories to cherish.

Monday 10 December 2012

Blackhorse, Bluebell and Red Cow

Luas Red Line has 28 Stops located at Tallaght, Hospital, Cookstown, Saggart, Fortunestown, Citywest Campus, Cheeverstown (Park + Ride), Fettercairn, Belgard, Kingswood, Red Cow (Park + Ride and Depot), Kylemore, Bluebell, Blackhorse, Drimnagh, Goldenbridge, Suir Road, Rialto, Fatima, James's, Heuston, Museum, Smithfield, Four Courts, Jervis, Abbey Street, Busáras, Connolly, George's Dock, Mayor Square - NCI, Spencer Dock and The Point.

So, where is the Luas? 
Dublin, Ireland...the tram network which connects areas of the city and is to be extended with more linkages.
For the grand sum of 23 euro a valid ticket allows unlimited use for a week!

Apols for delay, but life or rather the opposite intervened.

Back on track ('scuse the pun).

Dublin has a wonderful array of statues.

Finishing touches being made to the tree in front of the Post Office. That building played an important part in Irish history, Worth finding out about it if you haven't come across it before.

Over the years, I've taken a few photos of the 'tart with the cart'. This time someone had given her a rose.

Another Dublin landmark on the Ha'penny Bridge. Something you might want to look up maybe?

This is one I needed to find out...Anna Livia on the Anna Livia Bridge. The bridge dates from 1665 and was known as Chapelizoid until the centenary of James Joyce birth (1982) when it became Anna Livia as in the 'Dubliners'.

There's always more to see and learn in Dublin...