August 16, 2016 was truly a marvelous day. I took so many pictures though that I need to break Day 2 in Dublin into shorter posts. Today’s post takes me from the hotel to Sweny’s Pharmacy, which is near Trinity College. If you click on one of the pictures below, it will turn into a gallery which you might find easier to view.
Looking south to my hotel, here I am in the Booterstown Nature Reserve.
This house was once owned by Irish Tenor John McCormack. It is 2 blocks or so south from the Hotel and is listed for $3.6 Million Euros, which is a little over $4 Million in US Dollars.
The Punch Bowl Restaurant and Pub
Booterstown Dart Station, looking North
Connelly Station in Dublin
Universal Links on Human Rights is a memorial sculpture created in 1995 by Tony O’Malley. It is near the Customs House.
The Custom House
One of the tallest buildings in Ireland, Liberty Hall, with a mural commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.
Close-up of one of the sculptures in the Famine Memorial, found along the River Liffey at North Dock.
Famine Memorial along the River Liffey, North Dock, Dublin.
Famine Memorial, North Dock along the RIver Liffey, Dublin. Created in 1997 by Norma Smurfit, sculpture is a commemorative work dedicated to those Irish people forced to emigrate during the 19th century Irish Famine.
World Poverty Stone, located on North Dock along the River Liffey near the Sean O’Casey Bridge.
The Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship Famine Museum along the River Liffey. The original Jeanie Johnston was built in 1847. As the famine gripped Ireland, the owners carried fleeing Irish emigrants to North America.
The Samuel Beckett Bridge, which opened in 2009. It is named after Samuel Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, 1969.
Looking up at the Samuel Beckett Bridge.
Graffiti along the River Liffey
Bike rental kiosks were found all over Dublin, and I saw many people using them.
Merchant Seamen Memorial along the River Liffey in City Quay. The memorial is dedicated to those Irish Seafarers lost whilst serving on Irish merchant ships during World War II.
One of the many “Bin The Poo” signs, urging dog owners to clean up after their dogs. Those who truly know me know that it took a lot of “courage” for me to not only take this photo, but to write this caption.
Irish Post Box
Looking at the train bridge at Pearse Station
St. Andrew Church on Westland Row
21 Westland Row. Oscar Wilde was born here.
Sweny’s Joycean Pharmacy, 1 Lincoln Place, Dublin. It is here that Leopold Bloom bought Lemon Soap in Ulysses. I did the same.
Photo of James Joyce outside Sweny’s.
Inside Sweny Pharmacy. It is no longer an actual pharmacy. Volunteers man the store each day, most in costume. The store now contains James Joyce books and period decor. There are also readings and more.
Closeup of Plaque outside 21 Westland Row.
Some links if you’d like to learn more:
Ireland 2016: Official Centenary Programme
21 Westland Row
Jeanie Johnston Famine Museum
Famine Memorial and World Poverty Stone
Universal Links on Human Rights
Merchant Seamen Memorial
St. Andrew’s Church, Westland Row
Samuel Beckett Bridge
Booterstown Nature Reserve
Coming tomorrow: Dublin Day 2, Part 2
*** All photographs that are a part of this gallery were taken by me, Jill Ocone, on August 16, 2016 and are copyrighted. It is illegal to reproduce or to take credit for my intellectual property contained on this post. Thank you for your compliance.