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The Lucky Ducks of St Stephen’s Green: Dublin

While St Stephen’s Green is popular with locals and visitors needing a break from the city, during the 1916 uprising, the park was a battle site. The grounds keeper of the day James Kearney wouldn’t let revolution endanger his rare breeds of ducks. He convinced both sides to stop fighting for one hour a day […]

Oscar Wilde in the Park: Dublin

The jury’s out on whether Mr. Wilde would approve of the slightly bawdy statue commemorating him in Merrion Square. Perched on a rock in the park with a green carnation in his lapel (an historic clue to his homosexuality), the dapper writer’s gaze is split between the feminine figure of his pregnant wife on one […]

Patrick Kavanagh on the Grand Canal, Dublin

Ireland is known for honoring her writers. When Patrick Kavanagh stated the best way to memorialize him was with a bench, Dublin gave him a permanent spot along the Grand Canal with a statue by John Coll. Wikipedia: Patrick Kavanagh Story Map: Kavanagh’s Parnassus Come Here to Me: Kavanagh’s two Dublin seats and an international […]

Bodysnatcher Watchtower & a Cemetery Cafe: Glasnevin, Co Dublin

Since the first grave was dug in 1832, Glasnevin has become a who’s who in Irish history. In an era of grave robbers, medical research on corpses without consent, and stories of the undead (Dracula author Bram Stoker was a Dubliner), watchtowers and other security features were part of the sales pitch at Glasnevin which […]

The Point Village Car Boot Sale: Dublin City

Saturdays from 9am-1pm

Waterways Ireland Visitors Centre Market: Dublin City

Wednesday from 11:30-2pm

Grand Canal Lunchtime Market: Co Dublin

Friday 11.30am to 2.00pm

East Point Gourmet Market: Clontarf, Co Dublin

Wednesdays 11.30am to 2pm

Blanchardstown Corporate Park Lunchtime Market: Co Dublin

Thursdays from 11.30am to 2.30pm

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