Saturday, August 20, 2016, was my sixth day in Dublin. I couldn’t wait to get started on my adventure today! We took the DART to Sandycove, about a 15-minute ride or so. From the station, we made our way along the waterfront and walked to the James Joyce Tower. Some history about the tower: James Joyce stayed here for a short time, and it is the location where Chapter 1, Telemachus, in James Joyce’s Ulysses begins. The Tower has so many James Joyce artifacts and displays. If you are a fan of literature, the James Joyce Tower is worth checking out.
If you click on one of the pictures below, it will turn into a gallery which you might find easier to view.
It was amazing to be in the same spot as James Joyce. My footprints walked in his footprints, and also walked in those of Stephen Dedalus and Buck Mulligan. If you would like to learn more about the locations mentioned in today’s post, please visit these links:
*** All photographs that are a part of this gallery were taken by me, Jill Ocone, on August 20, 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.
Hello, friends on the day before spring arrives, and it might arrive here in the northeast with a wintery furor! As of press time, the forecast is between 0 and 60 inches of snow sometime between late tonight and Monday. At least whatever falls should melt quickly. It’s been an eye-opener of a week in many ways for me. I’m more confident in my writing, but less confident in my health as this lupus/fibromyalgia flare just won’t quit. It’s got me feeling very defeated right now, and the only remedy is rest. If it doesn’t let up, I will really need to reexamine my life and my priorities, but I’m holding onto hope that the pain and fatigue will hopefully decrease soon.
Here are some interesting links from the week that I’ve saved…and of course, there are more than the usual links to things relating to Ireland, most provided by the cosmos and by one of my favorite strong spirits (the compass is pointing there, and all signs point to GO!). Here’s hoping you’ll find something you enjoy!
I love this time of year! We’re over the hump of winter and in the down stretch heading towards spring. One of my favorite celebrations is that of St. Patrick’s Day. The green, the corned beef dinners, the luck of the Irish, it’s all good! To help you celebrate this year, I created a free St. Patrick’s Day printable for you. It is sized for 8 1/2 x 11.