Tag: Ireland

  • Dublin | The Little Museum

    Dublin | The Little Museum

    There’s a Georgian townhouse on St. Stephen’s Green in which the history of twentieth century Dublin fills the rooms. It is called The Little Museum of Dublin. It’s like being in the home of an elderly aunt that can’t get rid of anything – except that, in this case, each and every one of the…

  • Dublin | The Fumbally

    Dublin | The Fumbally

    On the corner of New South Street and Fumbally Lane in Dublin is a large, modern apartment building.  Follow your nose into the door at its corner, and step into the cavernous, cozy, warm, welcoming café that is The Fumbally. Here’s the exterior: And here’s what you encounter when you step through the door: The…

  • County Galway | The Gig Rig Comes to Town

    County Galway | The Gig Rig Comes to Town

    Their feet move like lightning, twirling and tapping, and springing into the air.  It’s not Riverdance.  It’s the villagers of Clifden, County Galway, Ireland, where dancing seems to be woven into the fabric of their everyday lives. It was a rainy Friday afternoon, but folks of all ages, shapes, and sizes, came out for the…

  • Style Moment | Ballinderry Park, County Galway

    Style Moment | Ballinderry Park, County Galway

    “Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements of human happiness.  It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind.  As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.” John Lubbock (1834-1913) English biologist

  • Style Moment | Ballinderry Park, Ireland

    Style Moment | Ballinderry Park, Ireland

    “Beauty is a form of genius — is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.” Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist

  • Style Moment | Irish pottery

    Style Moment | Irish pottery

    “Art is the most intense form of individualism that the world has ever known.” Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish writer and poet

  • Ireland | Green, green Éire

    Ireland | Green, green Éire

    “Dear Erin, how sweetly thy green bosom rises!  An emerald set in the ring of the sea.  Each blade of thy meadows my faithful heart prizes, Thou queen of the west, the world’s cushla ma chree.* ” John Philpot Curran (1750-1817) Irish politician and orator From County Cork to Connemara, I was struck by the…