Ireland

Ireland had always been on my list of places to visit. Lesley and I had the great fortune to hook up with Jonathan and Karen for a week on the Southern tip of the Emerald Isle.

Our B&B between Kinsale and Cork We had to stop at the Jaemson Old Middleton Distillery for a tour and tasting.  Jonthan stopped for a quick picture at the entrance gates. Here is the entrance to the Jameson Old Middleton Distillery. Our Jaunty Cart ride, great fun in the rain On the long voyage across the sea, tight quarters and sea sickness was common Lesley does a 'quick' check of email at the pub Mark graduates from Wiskey U! Jonathan racks up yet another diploma.  The coast of Ireland- another Dramatic Coastal View (DCV)

We had a great time driving around southern Ireland and visiting points of cultural, historical and geographical interests

 

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'There is precedent with Johnny Sexton' - Luke Fitzgerald thinks Ireland should bring two exiles in from the cold - Independent.ie
'There is precedent with Johnny Sexton' - Luke Fitzgerald thinks Ireland should bring two exiles in from the cold  Independent.ie

Luke Fitzgerald says that Simon Zebo is the player that 'Ireland are really missing' and thinks that the Racing 92 star should be recalled to the Ireland team.

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<p>North quays, Dublin, Ireland</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/infomatique/">infomatique</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/infomatique/32187006677/" title="THE LINESMAN 1999 BY DONY MacMANUS [CITY QUAY IN DUBLIN]-149195"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7902/32187006677_6b38cbc743_m.jpg" width="240" height="181" alt="THE LINESMAN 1999 BY DONY MacMANUS [CITY QUAY IN DUBLIN]-149195" /></a></p>

<p>I worked for a shipping company back in the late 1960s and we employed people to do this sort of work but I not sure that we referred to them as linesmen and it may surprise many to learn that they were better paid than other dockers. <br />
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At the time we were in the process of switching to containerisation and reducing the number of casual workers which was bad news for many living in the area and it was especially difficult as nearly all the dockers employed by the company were, to some degree.family members [I was the only exception]. <br />
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This bronze sculpture, by Irish artist Dony MacManus, commemorates the tradition of docking in the area, which disappeared with the containerisation of shipping cargo.   Located on City Quay, it was the winning entry in a public art competition organised by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority to celebrate the new life of the quayside or campshires, along the River Liffey.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/infomatique/">infomatique</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>I worked for a shipping company back in the late 1960s and we employed people to do this sort of work but I not sure that we referred to them as linesmen and it may surprise many to learn that they were better paid than other dockers. <br />
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At the time we were in the process of switching to containerisation and reducing the number of casual workers which was bad news for many living in the area and it was especially difficult as nearly all the dockers employed by the company were, to some degree.family members [I was the only exception]. <br />
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This bronze sculpture, by Irish artist Dony MacManus, commemorates the tradition of docking in the area, which disappeared with the containerisation of shipping cargo.   Located on City Quay, it was the winning entry in a public art competition organised by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority to celebrate the new life of the quayside or campshires, along the River Liffey.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/infomatique/">infomatique</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/infomatique/47076768212/" title="THE LINESMAN 1999 BY DONY MacMANUS [CITY QUAY IN DUBLIN]-149193"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7871/47076768212_2cd313ff84_m.jpg" width="240" height="140" alt="THE LINESMAN 1999 BY DONY MacMANUS [CITY QUAY IN DUBLIN]-149193" /></a></p>

<p>I worked for a shipping company back in the late 1960s and we employed people to do this sort of work but I not sure that we referred to them as linesmen and it may surprise many to learn that they were better paid than other dockers. <br />
<br />
<br />
At the time we were in the process of switching to containerisation and reducing the number of casual workers which was bad news for many living in the area and it was especially difficult as nearly all the dockers employed by the company were, to some degree.family members [I was the only exception]. <br />
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This bronze sculpture, by Irish artist Dony MacManus, commemorates the tradition of docking in the area, which disappeared with the containerisation of shipping cargo.   Located on City Quay, it was the winning entry in a public art competition organised by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority to celebrate the new life of the quayside or campshires, along the River Liffey.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/infomatique/">infomatique</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/infomatique/47129064371/" title="THE LINESMAN 1999 BY DONY MacMANUS [CITY QUAY IN DUBLIN]-149194"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7917/47129064371_d590de4733_m.jpg" width="240" height="112" alt="THE LINESMAN 1999 BY DONY MacMANUS [CITY QUAY IN DUBLIN]-149194" /></a></p>

<p>I worked for a shipping company back in the late 1960s and we employed people to do this sort of work but I not sure that we referred to them as linesmen and it may surprise many to learn that they were better paid than other dockers. <br />
<br />
<br />
At the time we were in the process of switching to containerisation and reducing the number of casual workers which was bad news for many living in the area and it was especially difficult as nearly all the dockers employed by the company were, to some degree.family members [I was the only exception]. <br />
<br />
<br />
This bronze sculpture, by Irish artist Dony MacManus, commemorates the tradition of docking in the area, which disappeared with the containerisation of shipping cargo.   Located on City Quay, it was the winning entry in a public art competition organised by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority to celebrate the new life of the quayside or campshires, along the River Liffey.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/infomatique/">infomatique</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/infomatique/47076769252/" title="THE LINESMAN 1999 BY DONY MacMANUS [CITY QUAY IN DUBLIN]-149192"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7850/47076769252_514db5f075_m.jpg" width="240" height="125" alt="THE LINESMAN 1999 BY DONY MacMANUS [CITY QUAY IN DUBLIN]-149192" /></a></p>

<p>I worked for a shipping company back in the late 1960s and we employed people to do this sort of work but I not sure that we referred to them as linesmen and it may surprise many to learn that they were better paid than other dockers. <br />
<br />
<br />
At the time we were in the process of switching to containerisation and reducing the number of casual workers which was bad news for many living in the area and it was especially difficult as nearly all the dockers employed by the company were, to some degree.family members [I was the only exception]. <br />
<br />
<br />
This bronze sculpture, by Irish artist Dony MacManus, commemorates the tradition of docking in the area, which disappeared with the containerisation of shipping cargo.   Located on City Quay, it was the winning entry in a public art competition organised by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority to celebrate the new life of the quayside or campshires, along the River Liffey.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/fotosbyjohnh/">John Hickey - fotosbyjohnh</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Spring Flowers, Cabinteely Park, Dublin, Ireland</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/fotosbyjohnh/">John Hickey - fotosbyjohnh</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Crocus Spring Flowers, Cabinteely Park, Dublin, Ireland</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/fotosbyjohnh/">John Hickey - fotosbyjohnh</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Wet Crocus Spring Flowers, Cabinteely Park, Dublin, Ireland</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/fotosbyjohnh/">John Hickey - fotosbyjohnh</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Spring Blossom, Cabinteely Park, Dublin, Ireland</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/sokolovichadil/">Sokolovich.A</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Lens: Cosinon 55mm f1.4</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/sokolovichadil/">Sokolovich.A</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Lens: Summicron-R 50mm f2</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/fotosbyjohnh/">John Hickey - fotosbyjohnh</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Crocus Spring Flowers, Cabinteely Park, Dublin, Ireland</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/infomatique/">infomatique</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/infomatique/33253313938/" title="OLD SWIMMING POOL ON SANDYMOUNT STRAND [BUILT BY THE MERRION PROMENADE AND BATHS COMPANY IN 1883]-149188"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7859/33253313938_3b5a1eff90_m.jpg" width="240" height="131" alt="OLD SWIMMING POOL ON SANDYMOUNT STRAND [BUILT BY THE MERRION PROMENADE AND BATHS COMPANY IN 1883]-149188" /></a></p>

<p>Unfortunately not much remains today.<br />
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The Merrion Promenade Pier and Baths Co built Sandymount swimming baths in 1883. The baths measured approximately 40 by 40 metres, with a 75-metre pier added in 1884. The pier featured a bandstand halfway along it and summer concerts were regularly held there for many years. By 1920, the pier had deteriorated so much that it had to be demolished. The concrete baths section, which resembles a small harbour, remains.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/infomatique/">infomatique</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/infomatique/46214580645/" title="OLD SWIMMING POOL ON SANDYMOUNT STRAND [BUILT BY THE MERRION PROMENADE AND BATHS COMPANY IN 1883]-149190"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7835/46214580645_b50a004f22_m.jpg" width="240" height="105" alt="OLD SWIMMING POOL ON SANDYMOUNT STRAND [BUILT BY THE MERRION PROMENADE AND BATHS COMPANY IN 1883]-149190" /></a></p>

<p>Unfortunately not much remains today.<br />
<br />
The Merrion Promenade Pier and Baths Co built Sandymount swimming baths in 1883. The baths measured approximately 40 by 40 metres, with a 75-metre pier added in 1884. The pier featured a bandstand halfway along it and summer concerts were regularly held there for many years. By 1920, the pier had deteriorated so much that it had to be demolished. The concrete baths section, which resembles a small harbour, remains.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/infomatique/">infomatique</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/infomatique/40163727783/" title="OLD SWIMMING POOL ON SANDYMOUNT STRAND [BUILT BY THE MERRION PROMENADE AND BATHS COMPANY IN 1883]-149189"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7906/40163727783_d45d5f343d_m.jpg" width="240" height="160" alt="OLD SWIMMING POOL ON SANDYMOUNT STRAND [BUILT BY THE MERRION PROMENADE AND BATHS COMPANY IN 1883]-149189" /></a></p>

<p>Unfortunately not much remains today.<br />
<br />
The Merrion Promenade Pier and Baths Co built Sandymount swimming baths in 1883. The baths measured approximately 40 by 40 metres, with a 75-metre pier added in 1884. The pier featured a bandstand halfway along it and summer concerts were regularly held there for many years. By 1920, the pier had deteriorated so much that it had to be demolished. The concrete baths section, which resembles a small harbour, remains.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/infomatique/">infomatique</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/infomatique/46214567655/" title="OLD SWIMMING POOL ON SANDYMOUNT STRAND [BUILT BY THE MERRION PROMENADE AND BATHS COMPANY IN 1883]-149184"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7919/46214567655_06b8c68311_m.jpg" width="240" height="160" alt="OLD SWIMMING POOL ON SANDYMOUNT STRAND [BUILT BY THE MERRION PROMENADE AND BATHS COMPANY IN 1883]-149184" /></a></p>

<p>Unfortunately not much remains today.<br />
<br />
The Merrion Promenade Pier and Baths Co built Sandymount swimming baths in 1883. The baths measured approximately 40 by 40 metres, with a 75-metre pier added in 1884. The pier featured a bandstand halfway along it and summer concerts were regularly held there for many years. By 1920, the pier had deteriorated so much that it had to be demolished. The concrete baths section, which resembles a small harbour, remains.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/infomatique/">infomatique</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/infomatique/47128693151/" title="OLD SWIMMING POOL ON SANDYMOUNT STRAND [BUILT BY THE MERRION PROMENADE AND BATHS COMPANY IN 1883]-149187"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7884/47128693151_c51847cdb8_m.jpg" width="240" height="134" alt="OLD SWIMMING POOL ON SANDYMOUNT STRAND [BUILT BY THE MERRION PROMENADE AND BATHS COMPANY IN 1883]-149187" /></a></p>

<p>Unfortunately not much remains today.<br />
<br />
The Merrion Promenade Pier and Baths Co built Sandymount swimming baths in 1883. The baths measured approximately 40 by 40 metres, with a 75-metre pier added in 1884. The pier featured a bandstand halfway along it and summer concerts were regularly held there for many years. By 1920, the pier had deteriorated so much that it had to be demolished. The concrete baths section, which resembles a small harbour, remains.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/infomatique/">infomatique</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/infomatique/46405138914/" title="OLD SWIMMING POOL ON SANDYMOUNT STRAND [BUILT BY THE MERRION PROMENADE AND BATHS COMPANY IN 1883]-149186"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7882/46405138914_623cfb240d_m.jpg" width="240" height="160" alt="OLD SWIMMING POOL ON SANDYMOUNT STRAND [BUILT BY THE MERRION PROMENADE AND BATHS COMPANY IN 1883]-149186" /></a></p>

<p>Unfortunately not much remains today.<br />
<br />
The Merrion Promenade Pier and Baths Co built Sandymount swimming baths in 1883. The baths measured approximately 40 by 40 metres, with a 75-metre pier added in 1884. The pier featured a bandstand halfway along it and summer concerts were regularly held there for many years. By 1920, the pier had deteriorated so much that it had to be demolished. The concrete baths section, which resembles a small harbour, remains.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/infomatique/">infomatique</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/infomatique/47076385332/" title="OLD SWIMMING POOL ON SANDYMOUNT STRAND [BUILT BY THE MERRION PROMENADE AND BATHS COMPANY IN 1883]-149185"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7839/47076385332_4eb69fe03c_m.jpg" width="240" height="96" alt="OLD SWIMMING POOL ON SANDYMOUNT STRAND [BUILT BY THE MERRION PROMENADE AND BATHS COMPANY IN 1883]-149185" /></a></p>

<p>Unfortunately not much remains today.<br />
<br />
The Merrion Promenade Pier and Baths Co built Sandymount swimming baths in 1883. The baths measured approximately 40 by 40 metres, with a 75-metre pier added in 1884. The pier featured a bandstand halfway along it and summer concerts were regularly held there for many years. By 1920, the pier had deteriorated so much that it had to be demolished. The concrete baths section, which resembles a small harbour, remains.</p>
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