Poppy Patchwork

My little bit of this big World

Thursday 14 December 2017


A perfect shot, showing the cold weather over the bay
 Croke Park Hurling Stadium 
 Skyline tour, on top of the stadium
 Higest point inside the stadium
 Dublin Castle

 Loads of lovely art around the city
 Including their history
 Modern with the old
 Interesting everywhere you look
Ha'penny bridge 
 Loads of churches, and beautiful woodwork
The skyline tour of the stadium was brilliant, we were on top of the roof looking down on the city and beyond, it was the coldest I have ever been but was worth the visit. I have added the link above should you want to know more. Loads of interesting facts given about the history of the city. The light on the pitch grass was to warm the ground, the pitch has real grass which needs help in the colder months to grow.
Richard was a perfect guide to the city, he is English by birth, but met and married a beautiful Irish lady, so Dublin is now his home. We came away with so many funny stories about the city. His FIL was in the Garda back in the 60's, Ha'penny bridge at the time had no steps and once in the middle of the night they drove across this footbridge in a mini, which just fitted in the gap, if they had broken down they would not have room to open the doors and get out. Stories like this bring the city alive.
Christmas in a different city is always fun, we avoided all the big brands and did not do much shopping, but walked around taking everything in, the sights, smells and the people.
It was a perfect time to catch up with family and spend time together, now we are into Christmas, we have only the fresh stuff to get. So we are planning a lazy weekend, looking forward to my brother coming next week.


  1. Oooh.... I can feel the cold coming off your photos!!! The light is stunning in the first one over the bay. Jx

  2. I have never been to Ireland, I really would love to one day.

  3. It sounds like you had a lovely time. I've never visited Ireland but it's somewhere I'd like to go. It does look cold though.

  4. Love Ireland and Dublin is a fantastic place for a relaxing visit. The famine figures on the river front and the statues of fishermen are a bit of surprise if you are wandering along (and thought provoking). Super art everywhere. The people are fantastic and friendly. You obviously had a lovely time.

  5. I loved your photos of Dublin. What a beautiful old city. Have a great restful weekend!



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