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Dublin’s astounding coastal cliff hikes


During our recent weeklong Ireland adventure, we decided to bypass most of the traditional tourist-oriented sight-seeing of Dublin and instead concentrated two half-day cliff hikes (Greystones to Bray and Howth Head). Were we ever glad we did! Not that Dublin … Continue reading

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Ten lessons from Dublin, Glasgow, and Manchester


The following post is a variation of a post written for rustwire.com, which was published earlier this week. I’ve had the distinct privilege and honor of visiting the great cities of Dublin, Ireland; Glasgow, Scotland; and Manchester, England over the … Continue reading

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The loveliest commuter railway of all


I will grant that I have not ridden every commuter railway line on the planet, but one would find it hard to find a one any lovelier than the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) line that extends 17 miles from Dublin’s … Continue reading

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Images of Ireland


Here are a few favorite photos from our trip to Ireland last week. Kathy and I both absolutely loved Ireland and look forward to returning very soon. Thank you to all of our new Irish friends for being so very … Continue reading

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Some thoughts from E’ireann


As Kathy and I wrap up our weeklong trip the emerald island, I had some thoughts to pass along. If you have the opportunity to visit Ireland, absolutely do it! What a wonderful and friendly nation. The people are extremely … Continue reading

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The loss of urban innocence


There are many finely crafted songs and complete records that have been written about cities and towns, both specific to a particular community and in general. Some may note the dynamic vibrancy of the city, such as “New York, New … Continue reading

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Cases of great Dublingenuity!


I finished reading a quite interesting and enlightening book over the past weekend, entitled Ingenious Dublin: a guide to the city’s marvels, discoveries, and inventions, by author Mary Mulvihill. It catalogues a wide variety of important inventions, innovations, and accomplishments, … Continue reading

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“44: Dublin Made Me” Snapshots from the 1960s


It was my great hope that this book by Peter Sheridan would provide some intriguing insights into the history and development of Dublin, Ireland, much in the way several other books have for Mumbai, Beijing, Edinburgh, and Istanbul. Dublin has … Continue reading

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