A History of the Easter Rising in 50 Objects. By John Gibney historian.

  A History of the Easter Rising in 50 Objects. By John Gibney historian. Some if not most readers may be familiar with Ireland in 100 Objects, a wide ranging history-through artifact book helmed by Fintan O’Tooole. Here in A History of the Easter Rising in 50 Objects, historian John Gibney (who I know, formerly… Read More A History of the Easter Rising in 50 Objects. By John Gibney historian.

The Long Room | From superb to sublime.

Here is a sight to which Dubliners, or indeed many who’ve visited Dublin, will need no introduction.  (my photo) Yes, it’s the famous, justly famous, Long Room of Trinity College.    It sits as the top level,  the top two levels really, of the Old Library,  that handsome old building which divides Library Square from Fellows’ Square in… Read More The Long Room | From superb to sublime.

From the Granite to the Pebbles | Arran’s best 3- harbour walk.

The last post was an epic, annotated list on the best sights & visits in Dublin.  At the end is appended a few of my favorite coastal walks outside the city.  Today, just a bit more detail on my favorite South side walk, from Dun Laoghaire to the end of Killiney beach, specifically the best route, via Sandycove, the 40 Foot,… Read More From the Granite to the Pebbles | Arran’s best 3- harbour walk.

from Sea to shining Sea, a picture walk, on Howth head.

On of the best walks near Dublin is the circumnavigation of the Howth peninsula.  I love to do the entire 360 circuit, and prefer it anti-clockwise, if you like, as you begin on the south-facing side and so catch more sun. Just leave the car at and start walking somehwere between the modern church near Sutton cross and Sutton dinghy… Read More from Sea to shining Sea, a picture walk, on Howth head.

a shorter photo essay- Four Courts to Green St & around.

This is the companion photo essay to the recent Pearse St post.   https://arranqhenderson.com/2013/02/20/autumn-when-dublin-comes-to-life-a-little-picture-essay-of-pearse-st/    This walk took place on the same Open House weekend.   And our little gathering of arcitectural and social history afficianados were led by the same guide, the excellent Lisa Cassidy. We started just behind the Four Courts, at Chancellery House, (above), designed by Herbert Simms, commemorated in… Read More a shorter photo essay- Four Courts to Green St & around.

Custom-made Beauty. – Power, genius and intrigue, in 18th century Dublin.

I recently posted on an event that runs in Dublin November each year called Open House,  dedicated to architecture by helping to educate and inform us all about the history and practice of that great art, and by giving the public access to some of the best buildings in the country. It’s one of my… Read More Custom-made Beauty. – Power, genius and intrigue, in 18th century Dublin.

Autumn, when Dublin comes to Life. a little picture essay of Pearse St.

Every autumn, there are two wonderful events in Dublin. The first, in September is called “Culture Night” which is pretty self-explanatory but covers all the arts.   The second event is called “Open House”.  It aims to interest and engage and to give people direct access to architecture, from old medieval and Georgian buildings, to the latest bits of… Read More Autumn, when Dublin comes to Life. a little picture essay of Pearse St.