Tag: Northern Ireland

Rounding a Corner in Dublin …

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Dec 17, 2012

Walking down a crowded street on a rainy night in Dublin, we heard the distinct sounds of people watching an outdoor movie. I can’t specifically say what the noises were – it’s strange how despite the thousands of films in existence, and the myriad of soundtracks and dialogues and moods expressed therein, they all start…

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WTF Weds: The Belfast Peace Walls

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Nov 14, 2012

– Usually, my WTF Wednesdays are not serious. They have to do with the many odd things I’ve encountered while traveling: inscrutable showers, another passenger’s toes in my personal space, more inscrutable showers … you know, the usual things that make my forehead wrinkle in confusion, then laugh. This was not the case with the…

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The Troubles in Northern Ireland, Continued

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Nov 13, 2012

If you are just popping into my blog, welcome! I am currently in the midst of trying to recap Irish history from, oh, about the 1600s until modern day. It is making my head spin (seriously. I feel like the kid from The Exorcist, but with worse hair). I understand if you’d like to come…

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The Troubles in Ireland: The Beginning

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Nov 12, 2012

– After my tome about Irish history, I’ve managed to avoid serious discussion or mention of Irish politics for two whole weeks (I consider this an achievement of sorts. Instead, I talked about Halloween costumes and candy). But the hour has arrived. It is time to talk about the Troubles. Please note that all caveats expressed…

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10 Photos from the Island of Ireland

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Nov 5, 2012
Posted in: Photos, Top Ten

It seems somewhat politically insensitive (or perhaps merely uninformed) to lump all my photos from our Ireland trip together, especially in light of last Monday’s post. I wondered if I should split them up into two posts – 10 photos from our trip to Northern Ireland, and 10 photos from our trip to the Republic. But there is no…

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A Not-So-Brief History of Ireland

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Oct 29, 2012

– If my recent posts have seemed more pithy than usual, it is because I am skirting around an issue that I’m not sure I have the blogging chops to tackle, and talking about banal things like cryptic showers and trendy restaurants is far easier. Hell, writing about how I turned my bathroom into a…

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Familiar Faces in Ireland

Posted on
Oct 10, 2012
Posted in: Random Musings

I realize that one of the most important parts of travel is embracing the unknown. We travel to strange lands and discover what is different and foreign to us, and our minds and hearts are opened. I understand this, I really and truly do. And yet, there is something incredibly wonderful about finding the familiar…

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