Archive for June 19th, 2010


6.19.2010 … I love Dublin … National Gallery … Loved Jack Yeats… Government Center … Do you know what the Taoiseach is? … Book of Kells and the Library at Trinity College … Guiness Factory Tour …. Dublinea exhibit … Christ Church … And Pearl for a phenomenal dinner … Like I said, I love Dublin!

places, Dublin, art: National Gallery of Ireland …  … Loved Jack Yeats…

John “Jack” Butler Yeats (29 August 1871 – 28 March 1957) was an Irish artist. His early style was that of an illustrator; he only began to work regularly in oils in 1906.[1] His early pictures are simple lyrical depictions of landscapes and figures, predominantly from the west of Ireland—especially of his boyhood home of Sligo. His brother is William Butler Yeats. Yeats’ works contain elements of Romanticism, and are grounded in fine observation and brilliant draughtsmanship.

via Jack Butler Yeats – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

places, Dublin, politics: Government Center … Do you know what the Taoiseach is? … that’s the Irish word for leader/prime minister.

places, Dublin, history: Book of Kells and the Library at Trinity College

places, Dublin, food/drink: Guiness Factory Tour … I know more about beer than I ever cared to know … but I have a nice new set of Guiness toucan salt/pepper shakers … anyone remember the toucan ads?

places, Dublin, exhibits: Vikings!

Lose yourself in



Dublinia is an unforgettable experience in a historically important location at the heart of Dublin City, the

crossroads where modern and old Dublin meets.

via Dublinia – Viking & Medieval Dublin – History Exhibitions Dublin.

places, Dublin, churches: So I really liked the stained glass … Christ Church …

At the heart of the city of Dublin for almost a thousand years, Christ Church cathedral has a rich cultural history which can be traced from the Vikings and the Anglo-Normans to the present. Its diverse architectural and sculptural heritage remains a source of fascination to visitors and pilgrims alike who enter this hallowed space

via Welcome.

places, Dublin, food/drinkPearl for a phenomenal dinner … We had

Mushroom Soup

Ox-tail tortellini, black truffle creme fraiche

Fresh Carlingford Rock Oysters

Served with a Shallot Vinaigrette

Smoked Lardon Risotto

Mussels & clams, bacon foam

Seared King Scallops

Clonakility black pudding, foie gras


Divine Desserts


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