Tag Archives: Croke Park

Look UP!

Look up? Look up! Look… yes, look up! I really enjoy looking up. I often do so… looking for butterflies up in the trees… looking at aircraft or birds flapping up above. OK… only the birds do the flapping… the … Continue reading

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Dublin Alphabet – R is for the Royal Canal

So… why have I chosen the Royal Canal? I mean… it’s not exclusively only restricted to Dublin. It begins on the River Liffey, not far from the Dublin Port, and winds its way across Leinster all the way to the … Continue reading

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April A to Z – UP!

Happy Monday… I hope you’re feeling on the up and up! We’ve entered the last stretch of April A to Z. In some ways I regret taking up the challenge as I’ve found myself being drawn deeper and deeper into … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts?

Thursdays are those days in the week where one wonders about it all. Has the week been successful? Have I achieved all my targets? How much is left to be doing before I sneak out early on Friday afternoon? I … Continue reading

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Four Down… One to Go?

This blog began as a challenge to do daily posts for one year. Today marks the completion of four years without missing a day. As each year has rolled by I’ve asked the question… should I keep going? Each year … Continue reading

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That “Effin” Bridge…

Train windows aren’t great filters, occasionally one manages to get a reasonable photo through the dirty screen… like this pic of that “Effin” Bridge. The bridge was so named by a very irate skipper who wanted to take his craft … Continue reading

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Royal Canal – Liffey to 6th Lock

01 June saw me along the Royal Canal again. Since reaching the Shannon some time in October 2011 much has happened.  I’d walked the Grand Canal in 2012 in aid of Midlands SIMON so it seemed quite natural to do … Continue reading

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That Effin Bridge… And Other Assorted Tribulations…

Earlier this week I was blessed in quite a few ways. I could get to spend a few hours with the boats as they descended through the last few Royal Canal locks into Spencer Dock. I’d never has the opportunity of passing beneath the … Continue reading

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