This picture was taken in June 2013, the first (and so far only) time I’ve been to Ireland. I remember reacting to the sign, mostly because I knew what it meant, but I doubt it would have been that hard inserting a comma, period or exclamation point.
I know, I know, I’m being picky. The sign is understandable and as it aims to the drivers, it needs to be a short message that is easy to read. And that really is the most important, I just find it kind of amusing.
Back in mid-June of 2013, I visited Dublin (and Ireland) for the first time. One of the funny things was that we found this sign (and campaign), that wanted people to come to Ireland for the Gathering 2013. As far as I understand, the Gathering was an invitation to the Irish diaspora to return for a visit to Ireland during the year, but there was hope that it would bring other tourists as well.
Back in mid-June 2013, I spent a few days in Dublin. Dublin is a pretty nice city in June (even in rain), and in Liffey Street Lower one can see a Food Hall that on the day I passed it, had a viking holding a sign pointing in to the food hall.
I apologize for the picture quality, as it was inside, and I didn’t was to disturb anyone with a flash, the quality is not the best. This picture was taken in mid June 2013, in a proper Irish pub in Dublin. As we were sitting there, some guys moved two couches, a few chairs and a box together, sat down, and started to play music together. Absolutely brilliant.
This picture was taken right by the Spire, looking down the O’Connell Street Lower, in early June 2013. The O’Connell Street is an extremely wide street (at least from Norwegian standards), and got its name in 1924 in honor of Daniel O’Connell.
O’Connell was, according to the Wikipedia article about the street, “a nationalist leader of the early 19th century, whose statue stands at the lower end of the street, facing O’Connell Bridge.” The street was much older, but has been renamed at least once before it got its latest name.
The street starts on Parnell Street and ends down by the O’Connell Bridge, that crosses the river Liffey. The part of the street before the Spire, is known on Google Maps as O’Connell Street Upper, and the part from the Spire and down towards the river is known as O’Connell Street Lower.
It’s Molly Malone and a Leprechaun in Dublin, what more do you want?
This picture was taken in Dublin, early June of 2013, and seeing a statue we had sung about in elementary school, was a bit bizarre, but fun.
Outside the Busáras at Store Street and one of the Police Stations in Dublin, you can find a statue that looked a bit strange. We didn’t really find out why it was here, or what it was supposed to portray, but it looks a lot like the shape above a sims head when you’re playing the Sims. The picture was taken in early June of 2013. If you know the name of it or the story, I’d love to hear more about it.
Back in June of 2013, I spent a few days in Dublin. And one of the things I learnt, was that Dublin has some treats and funny places around town. One of them was this store in Talbot street. I never went into the store, but I do like a store that has an amusing sign (like this hair dresser in Stavanger).
In June 2013, I spent a few days in Dublin with some of my family, and this picture was taken from that stay.
The river running through Dublin is called Liffey, which according to the Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica, means Life in Irish. The river runs about 32 km, and in Dublin there are several bridges crossing it.
This picture is from Dublin in June of 2013. As far as I can tell, it’s from the bookshop Hodges Figgis. The bookshop is close to Trinity College, and had a wide range of books. Hodges Figgis have a Facebook-page here, and the bookshop is apparently Irelands oldest bookshop, founded in 1768.
Hodges Figgis (according to Google Maps)
56-58 Dawson St