A Weekend In Dublin (1/7)


These pictures were taken during a long weekend break in Dublin during July 2002.





We arrived in Dublin on my birthday, a short flight from Stansted airport with Ryanair. We arrived early afternoon and this gave us time to look around the city centre and parts of Trinity College.








For much of the weekend the weather was very variable between heavy rain and bright sunshine. Here I am between showers in St. Stephen's Green.







This plaque on a bench in St. Stephen's Green is dedicated to the women of the Magdalen Laundries where unmarried mothers were put by their families or the priests and separated from their children. The last one was closed in Dublin in 1996.

The plaque says "To the women who worked in the Magdalen laundry institutions and to the children born to some members of those communities - reflect here upon their lives.''





We were amused by these jugglers practising on the green.








In one corner of St. Stephen's Green is Joseph Wackerle's Three Fates fountain, presented by the German people in gratitude for help given by the Irish to World War II refugees.



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