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Pat Liddy

Iveagh Gardens by Pat Liddy

Every city has a secret park, an oasis of green and seclusion not generally noticed by the locals and totally overlooked by tourists. In Dublin that elusive park is Iveagh Gardens. It is located behind and surrounded by Earlsfort Terrace,…
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Bloomsday by Pat Liddy

There is one unique day celebrated in Dublin every year that has no real comparison anywhere else in the world. That day is known as Bloomsday and falls on June 16. Hundreds of people, maybe even a few thousand, stroll the streets of the…
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Handel’s Messiah by Pat Liddy

After a sea-sickening voyage, George Frederic Handel arrived into the harbour of Dublin on November 18, 1741, possibly landing on the pier where the Clarence Hotel is today (Wellington Quay). He quickly sorted himself into his lodgings on…
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Saint Patrick by Pat Liddy

St. Patrick, whose Feast Day on March 17 has become in modern times an almost international event, is a Patron Saint of Ireland. Less well known is the fact that he shares this honour with two other Irish holy people of the early Christian…
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St Valentine by Pat Liddy

Saints come in all shapes, semblances, devotion and demeanour but rarely, yet undeservedly, is anyone revered because of his or her relationship with shared love and marriage. Valentine, officially San Valentino of Terni in Italy, he of…
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