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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At Least 3 Killed As Historic Storm Ophelia Hits Ireland, Turns UK Skies Red - NPR

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At Least 3 Killed As Historic Storm Ophelia Hits Ireland, Turns UK Skies Red
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A woman stands as waves crash against the sea wall at Penzance, southwestern England, as the remnants of Ophelia begin to hit parts of the U.K. and Ireland. Ben Birchall/AP hide caption. toggle caption. Ben Birchall/AP. A woman stands as waves crash ...
Powerful Storm Lashes Ireland, Killing at Least 3 PeopleNew York Times
BN group in Ireland OK after crossing path of Hurricane OpheliaBloomington Pantagraph
Ophelia puts Ireland on lockdown as former hurricane makes landfall as dangerous stormMarketWatch
The Verge -Washington Post
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Ophelia: Ex-hurricane kills person 'after tree falls on car' in Waterford, Ireland - The Independent

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Ophelia: Ex-hurricane kills person 'after tree falls on car' in Waterford, Ireland
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A driver has died after a tree fell on a car as ex-hurricane Ophelia sweeps across Ireland. The woman, reportedly in her 50s, was killed in Waterford after gusts of 92mph (148kph) hit the country's south-west coast on Monday morning. Her car was ...
Three killed, 360000 without power as freak storm hits IrelandSBS
Storm Ophelia claims its first victim: woman dies in south-east Ireland when branch hits her carEvening Standard
At least three dead after Storm Ophelia leaves 230000 homes without powerMetro
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World Cup 2018: Northern Ireland will not be seeded for play-offs - BBC Sport

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World Cup 2018: Northern Ireland will not be seeded for play-offs
BBC Sport
Northern Ireland have dropped below Denmark in the Fifa rankings, meaning they will not be seeded for the 2018 World Cup play-offs. The Danes have moved up seven places in the rankings and will be seeded along with Switzerland, Italy and Croatia.
Ireland rise to 26 in latest FIFA rankingsRTE.ie
Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland unseeded for World Cup drawSkySports
World Cup playoffs: Ireland's opponents in their own wordsIrish Times
Balls.ie -The42 -Pundit Arena
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Comparing Catalonia with Ireland or Kosovo - The Guardian

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Comparing Catalonia with Ireland or Kosovo
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Dominic Keown (Letters, 12 October) compares Catalonia today to Ireland in 1916. This is beyond hyperbole. Ireland under British rule was a colonial society, impoverished and exploited, a Catholic country governed by Protestants. Catalonia, by way of ...

Facebook has enabled Safety Check In for Storm Ophelia in Ireland - thejournal.ie

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Facebook has enabled Safety Check In for Storm Ophelia in Ireland
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The button has become something of a hallmark of crises abroad, notably terror-related incidents, with people using it to let their loved ones know that they're ok. The button, which can be accessed via the Crisis Response section of either your ...

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<p>PHOENIX PARK DUBLIN IRELAND</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/rovers_celtic/">Keith Ola Shoebridge (olamefein)</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rovers_celtic/37066473433/" title="HE.S THE DADDY"><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4481/37066473433_42097f3a2e_m.jpg" width="240" height="125" alt="HE.S THE DADDY" /></a></p>

<p>FALLOW DEER IRELAND</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/rovers_celtic/">Keith Ola Shoebridge (olamefein)</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rovers_celtic/37704973502/" title="BLACK FALLOW BUCK..READY FOR THE RUT"><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4476/37704973502_80bce509ef_m.jpg" width="240" height="129" alt="BLACK FALLOW BUCK..READY FOR THE RUT" /></a></p>

<p>BLACK FALLOW DEER IRELAND</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/rovers_celtic/">Keith Ola Shoebridge (olamefein)</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rovers_celtic/37704973062/" title="KING OF THE FOREST"><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4494/37704973062_e642e6b0b1_m.jpg" width="240" height="130" alt="KING OF THE FOREST" /></a></p>

<p>FALLOW DEER DUBLIN IRELAND</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/zacerin/">ZACERIN</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zacerin/37687992436/" title="START POINT LIGHTHOUSE, START POINT, KINGSBRIDGE, DEVON, ENGLAND."><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4498/37687992436_5bf4757790_m.jpg" width="160" height="240" alt="START POINT LIGHTHOUSE, START POINT, KINGSBRIDGE, DEVON, ENGLAND." /></a></p>

<p>START POINT LIGHTHOUSE WAS BUILT BY TRINITY HOUSE IN 1836, MARKING ONE OF THE MOST EXPOSED PENINSULAS ON THE ENGLISH COAST. START POINT RUNS SHARPLY ALMOST A MILE INTO THE SEA ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF START BAY NEAR DARTMOUTH. THE LIGHTHOUSE - SITED AT THE VERY END OF THE HEADLAND - GUIDES VESSELS IN PASSAGE ALONG THE ENGLISH CHANNEL.<br />
JAMES WALKER DESIGNED START POINT LIGHTHOUSE IN 1836 AND IT OWES MUCH TO THE GOTHIC MOVEMENT IN ARCHITECTURE OF THE TIME, WITH ITS BATTLEMENTED PARAPET. TWO WHITE LIGHTS WERE ORIGINALLY EXHIBITED, ONE REVOLVING AND ONE FIXED TO MARK THE SKERRIES BANK; A FIXED RED SUBSIDIARY LIGHT STILL MARKS THIS HAZARD. THE OPTIC USED WAS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND USED BY TRINITY HOUSE. <br />
EVEN SO, THE LIGHT WAS FOUND TO BE INADEQUATE IN FOG AND A BELL WAS INSTALLED IN THE 1860S; THE MACHINERY WAS HOUSED IN A SMALL BUILDING ON THE CLIFF FACE AND OPERATED BY A WEIGHT WHICH FELL IN A TUBE RUNNING DOWN THE SHEER CLIFF. A SIREN REPLACED THE BELL AFTER ONLY 15 YEARS. <br />
IN 1871 THE INTERMEDIATE FLOORS OF THE TOWER OF 1836 WERE REMOVED AND EXTRA ACCOMMODATION PROVIDED IN COMMON WITH ALL TRINITY HOUSE STATIONS.<br />
COASTAL EROSION CAUSED THE COLLAPSE OF THE FOG SIGNAL BUILDING IN DECEMBER 1989; THE SITE WAS LEVELLED, A NEW RETAINING WALL BUILT AND A FREE STANDING FOG SIGNAL STACK PUT IN PLACE.<br />
THE LIGHTHOUSE WAS AUTOMATED IN 1993. THE LIGHTHOUSE IS NOW MONITORED AND CONTROLLED FROM TRINITY HOUSE’S PLANNING CENTRE IN HARWICH, ESSEX.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/zacerin/">ZACERIN</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zacerin/37688000266/" title="START POINT LIGHTHOUSE, START POINT, KINGSBRIDGE, DEVON, ENGLAND."><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4444/37688000266_d648634b9e_m.jpg" width="160" height="240" alt="START POINT LIGHTHOUSE, START POINT, KINGSBRIDGE, DEVON, ENGLAND." /></a></p>

<p>START POINT LIGHTHOUSE WAS BUILT BY TRINITY HOUSE IN 1836, MARKING ONE OF THE MOST EXPOSED PENINSULAS ON THE ENGLISH COAST. START POINT RUNS SHARPLY ALMOST A MILE INTO THE SEA ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF START BAY NEAR DARTMOUTH. THE LIGHTHOUSE - SITED AT THE VERY END OF THE HEADLAND - GUIDES VESSELS IN PASSAGE ALONG THE ENGLISH CHANNEL.<br />
JAMES WALKER DESIGNED START POINT LIGHTHOUSE IN 1836 AND IT OWES MUCH TO THE GOTHIC MOVEMENT IN ARCHITECTURE OF THE TIME, WITH ITS BATTLEMENTED PARAPET. TWO WHITE LIGHTS WERE ORIGINALLY EXHIBITED, ONE REVOLVING AND ONE FIXED TO MARK THE SKERRIES BANK; A FIXED RED SUBSIDIARY LIGHT STILL MARKS THIS HAZARD. THE OPTIC USED WAS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND USED BY TRINITY HOUSE. <br />
EVEN SO, THE LIGHT WAS FOUND TO BE INADEQUATE IN FOG AND A BELL WAS INSTALLED IN THE 1860S; THE MACHINERY WAS HOUSED IN A SMALL BUILDING ON THE CLIFF FACE AND OPERATED BY A WEIGHT WHICH FELL IN A TUBE RUNNING DOWN THE SHEER CLIFF. A SIREN REPLACED THE BELL AFTER ONLY 15 YEARS. <br />
IN 1871 THE INTERMEDIATE FLOORS OF THE TOWER OF 1836 WERE REMOVED AND EXTRA ACCOMMODATION PROVIDED IN COMMON WITH ALL TRINITY HOUSE STATIONS.<br />
COASTAL EROSION CAUSED THE COLLAPSE OF THE FOG SIGNAL BUILDING IN DECEMBER 1989; THE SITE WAS LEVELLED, A NEW RETAINING WALL BUILT AND A FREE STANDING FOG SIGNAL STACK PUT IN PLACE.<br />
THE LIGHTHOUSE WAS AUTOMATED IN 1993. THE LIGHTHOUSE IS NOW MONITORED AND CONTROLLED FROM TRINITY HOUSE’S PLANNING CENTRE IN HARWICH, ESSEX.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/andymcd222/">andymcd</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/andymcd222/37704486372/" title="Half Light II (No Celebration)"><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4499/37704486372_bb33091470_m.jpg" width="240" height="160" alt="Half Light II (No Celebration)" /></a></p>

<p>So I'll 'fess up, I was (and remain) unsure about that last image - the colour contrast left to right just makes it feel a little too imbalanced for me. I thought I'd throw it out there all the same and am doing the same with this.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/nigelivy/">Nigel Ivy</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nigelivy/37704561172/" title="Here's a photo from our recent trip to Zambia. These locals have an interesting life and create these little fishing settlements all along the river every year. When the rains come, they'll be long gone inland in bigger villages as these little fishing vi"><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4514/37704561172_605bbb2f90_m.jpg" width="240" height="160" alt="Here's a photo from our recent trip to Zambia. These locals have an interesting life and create these little fishing settlements all along the river every year. When the rains come, they'll be long gone inland in bigger villages as these little fishing vi" /></a></p>

<p><a href="http://ift.tt/2gmUSbm" rel="nofollow">ift.tt/2gmUSbm</a></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/23883505548/" title="The Calm Before The Storm [Hurricane Ophelia Is Due To Impact On The City Of Dublin]-133276"><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4467/23883505548_61c7702dda_m.jpg" width="240" height="160" alt="The Calm Before The Storm [Hurricane Ophelia Is Due To Impact On The City Of Dublin]-133276" /></a></p>

<p>At the time of posting my photographs local media outlets are reporting that three people have already dies because of the storm.<br />
<br />
Many years ago colleague was killed in a major storm as the result of being struck by a piece of debris while passing a building site. The really sad thing was that his manager insisted that he turn up for work or face suspension.<br />
<br />
Today I had planned to visit a number of locations but because of really high winds I had to abandon that idea almost immediately I left my apartment. I then decided to visit a local Chinese Restaurant and was surprised to discover that the staff were unaware of the approaching storm.<br />
<br />
I must admit that I was surprised by the fact that Bolton Street and Dorset street were more-or-less devoid of traffic. <br />
<br />
If you zoom in you may notice some plastic bags floating in the sky towards the top of my photographs.<br />
<br />
I had hoped to pay one last visit to the 'Sculpture In Context' exhibition in the Botanic Gardens as it closed on Wednesday.</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/37478479060/" title="The Calm Before The Storm [Hurricane Ophelia Is Due To Impact On The City Of Dublin]-133277"><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4506/37478479060_057075269f_m.jpg" width="240" height="160" alt="The Calm Before The Storm [Hurricane Ophelia Is Due To Impact On The City Of Dublin]-133277" /></a></p>

<p>At the time of posting my photographs local media outlets are reporting that three people have already dies because of the storm.<br />
<br />
Many years ago colleague was killed in a major storm as the result of being struck by a piece of debris while passing a building site. The really sad thing was that his manager insisted that he turn up for work or face suspension.<br />
<br />
Today I had planned to visit a number of locations but because of really high winds I had to abandon that idea almost immediately I left my apartment. I then decided to visit a local Chinese Restaurant and was surprised to discover that the staff were unaware of the approaching storm.<br />
<br />
I must admit that I was surprised by the fact that Bolton Street and Dorset street were more-or-less devoid of traffic. <br />
<br />
If you zoom in you may notice some plastic bags floating in the sky towards the top of my photographs.<br />
<br />
I had hoped to pay one last visit to the 'Sculpture In Context' exhibition in the Botanic Gardens as it closed on Wednesday.</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/37687843786/" title="The Calm Before The Storm [Hurricane Ophelia Is Due To Impact On The City Of Dublin]-133278"><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4457/37687843786_74d37c4bc7_m.jpg" width="240" height="160" alt="The Calm Before The Storm [Hurricane Ophelia Is Due To Impact On The City Of Dublin]-133278" /></a></p>

<p>At the time of posting my photographs local media outlets are reporting that three people have already dies because of the storm.<br />
<br />
Many years ago colleague was killed in a major storm as the result of being struck by a piece of debris while passing a building site. The really sad thing was that his manager insisted that he turn up for work or face suspension.<br />
<br />
Today I had planned to visit a number of locations but because of really high winds I had to abandon that idea almost immediately I left my apartment. I then decided to visit a local Chinese Restaurant and was surprised to discover that the staff were unaware of the approaching storm.<br />
<br />
I must admit that I was surprised by the fact that Bolton Street and Dorset street were more-or-less devoid of traffic. <br />
<br />
If you zoom in you may notice some plastic bags floating in the sky towards the top of my photographs.<br />
<br />
I had hoped to pay one last visit to the 'Sculpture In Context' exhibition in the Botanic Gardens as it closed on Wednesday.</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/37478486620/" title="The Calm Before The Storm [Hurricane Ophelia Is Due To Impact On The City Of Dublin]-133280"><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4482/37478486620_40e02271b6_m.jpg" width="240" height="160" alt="The Calm Before The Storm [Hurricane Ophelia Is Due To Impact On The City Of Dublin]-133280" /></a></p>

<p>At the time of posting my photographs local media outlets are reporting that three people have already dies because of the storm.<br />
<br />
Many years ago colleague was killed in a major storm as the result of being struck by a piece of debris while passing a building site. The really sad thing was that his manager insisted that he turn up for work or face suspension.<br />
<br />
Today I had planned to visit a number of locations but because of really high winds I had to abandon that idea almost immediately I left my apartment. I then decided to visit a local Chinese Restaurant and was surprised to discover that the staff were unaware of the approaching storm.<br />
<br />
I must admit that I was surprised by the fact that Bolton Street and Dorset street were more-or-less devoid of traffic. <br />
<br />
If you zoom in you may notice some plastic bags floating in the sky towards the top of my photographs.<br />
<br />
I had hoped to pay one last visit to the 'Sculpture In Context' exhibition in the Botanic Gardens as it closed on Wednesday.</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/37026902754/" title="The Calm Before The Storm [Hurricane Ophelia Is Due To Impact On The City Of Dublin]-133281"><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4500/37026902754_ecea9e4590_m.jpg" width="240" height="160" alt="The Calm Before The Storm [Hurricane Ophelia Is Due To Impact On The City Of Dublin]-133281" /></a></p>

<p>At the time of posting my photographs local media outlets are reporting that three people have already dies because of the storm.<br />
<br />
Many years ago colleague was killed in a major storm as the result of being struck by a piece of debris while passing a building site. The really sad thing was that his manager insisted that he turn up for work or face suspension.<br />
<br />
Today I had planned to visit a number of locations but because of really high winds I had to abandon that idea almost immediately I left my apartment. I then decided to visit a local Chinese Restaurant and was surprised to discover that the staff were unaware of the approaching storm.<br />
<br />
I must admit that I was surprised by the fact that Bolton Street and Dorset street were more-or-less devoid of traffic. <br />
<br />
If you zoom in you may notice some plastic bags floating in the sky towards the top of my photographs.<br />
<br />
I had hoped to pay one last visit to the 'Sculpture In Context' exhibition in the Botanic Gardens as it closed on Wednesday.</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/37478484480/" title="The Calm Before The Storm [Hurricane Ophelia Is Due To Impact On The City Of Dublin]-133279"><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4497/37478484480_22d7563084_m.jpg" width="240" height="160" alt="The Calm Before The Storm [Hurricane Ophelia Is Due To Impact On The City Of Dublin]-133279" /></a></p>

<p>At the time of posting my photographs local media outlets are reporting that three people have already dies because of the storm.<br />
<br />
Many years ago colleague was killed in a major storm as the result of being struck by a piece of debris while passing a building site. The really sad thing was that his manager insisted that he turn up for work or face suspension.<br />
<br />
Today I had planned to visit a number of locations but because of really high winds I had to abandon that idea almost immediately I left my apartment. I then decided to visit a local Chinese Restaurant and was surprised to discover that the staff were unaware of the approaching storm.<br />
<br />
I must admit that I was surprised by the fact that Bolton Street and Dorset street were more-or-less devoid of traffic. <br />
<br />
If you zoom in you may notice some plastic bags floating in the sky towards the top of my photographs.<br />
<br />
I had hoped to pay one last visit to the 'Sculpture In Context' exhibition in the Botanic Gardens as it closed on Wednesday.</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/37704282902/" title="The Calm Before The Storm [Hurricane Ophelia Is Due To Impact On The City Of Dublin]-133275"><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4486/37704282902_55afa07390_m.jpg" width="240" height="160" alt="The Calm Before The Storm [Hurricane Ophelia Is Due To Impact On The City Of Dublin]-133275" /></a></p>

<p>At the time of posting my photographs local media outlets are reporting that three people have already dies because of the storm.<br />
<br />
Many years ago colleague was killed in a major storm as the result of being struck by a piece of debris while passing a building site. The really sad thing was that his manager insisted that he turn up for work or face suspension.<br />
<br />
Today I had planned to visit a number of locations but because of really high winds I had to abandon that idea almost immediately I left my apartment. I then decided to visit a local Chinese Restaurant and was surprised to discover that the staff were unaware of the approaching storm.<br />
<br />
I must admit that I was surprised by the fact that Bolton Street and Dorset street were more-or-less devoid of traffic. <br />
<br />
If you zoom in you may notice some plastic bags floating in the sky towards the top of my photographs.<br />
<br />
I had hoped to pay one last visit to the 'Sculpture In Context' exhibition in the Botanic Gardens as it closed on Wednesday.</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/23883497678/" title="The Calm Before The Storm [Hurricane Ophelia Is Due To Impact On The City Of Dublin]-133273"><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4447/23883497678_ec2c42d20e_m.jpg" width="240" height="160" alt="The Calm Before The Storm [Hurricane Ophelia Is Due To Impact On The City Of Dublin]-133273" /></a></p>

<p>At the time of posting my photographs local media outlets are reporting that three people have already dies because of the storm.<br />
<br />
Many years ago colleague was killed in a major storm as the result of being struck by a piece of debris while passing a building site. The really sad thing was that his manager insisted that he turn up for work or face suspension.<br />
<br />
Today I had planned to visit a number of locations but because of really high winds I had to abandon that idea almost immediately I left my apartment. I then decided to visit a local Chinese Restaurant and was surprised to discover that the staff were unaware of the approaching storm.<br />
<br />
I must admit that I was surprised by the fact that Bolton Street and Dorset street were more-or-less devoid of traffic. <br />
<br />
If you zoom in you may notice some plastic bags floating in the sky towards the top of my photographs.<br />
<br />
I had hoped to pay one last visit to the 'Sculpture In Context' exhibition in the Botanic Gardens as it closed on Wednesday.</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/37704280102/" title="The Calm Before The Storm [Hurricane Ophelia Is Due To Impact On The City Of Dublin]-133274"><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4485/37704280102_475d1ca5ee_m.jpg" width="240" height="160" alt="The Calm Before The Storm [Hurricane Ophelia Is Due To Impact On The City Of Dublin]-133274" /></a></p>

<p>At the time of posting my photographs local media outlets are reporting that three people have already dies because of the storm.<br />
<br />
Many years ago colleague was killed in a major storm as the result of being struck by a piece of debris while passing a building site. The really sad thing was that his manager insisted that he turn up for work or face suspension.<br />
<br />
Today I had planned to visit a number of locations but because of really high winds I had to abandon that idea almost immediately I left my apartment. I then decided to visit a local Chinese Restaurant and was surprised to discover that the staff were unaware of the approaching storm.<br />
<br />
I must admit that I was surprised by the fact that Bolton Street and Dorset street were more-or-less devoid of traffic. <br />
<br />
If you zoom in you may notice some plastic bags floating in the sky towards the top of my photographs.<br />
<br />
I had hoped to pay one last visit to the 'Sculpture In Context' exhibition in the Botanic Gardens as it closed on Wednesday.</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/23883523118/" title="The Calm Before The Storm [Hurricane Ophelia Is Due To Impact On The City Of Dublin]-133282"><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4477/23883523118_fd47f7eeba_m.jpg" width="240" height="160" alt="The Calm Before The Storm [Hurricane Ophelia Is Due To Impact On The City Of Dublin]-133282" /></a></p>

<p>At the time of posting my photographs local media outlets are reporting that three people have already dies because of the storm.<br />
<br />
Many years ago colleague was killed in a major storm as the result of being struck by a piece of debris while passing a building site. The really sad thing was that his manager insisted that he turn up for work or face suspension.<br />
<br />
Today I had planned to visit a number of locations but because of really high winds I had to abandon that idea almost immediately I left my apartment. I then decided to visit a local Chinese Restaurant and was surprised to discover that the staff were unaware of the approaching storm.<br />
<br />
I must admit that I was surprised by the fact that Bolton Street and Dorset street were more-or-less devoid of traffic. <br />
<br />
If you zoom in you may notice some plastic bags floating in the sky towards the top of my photographs.<br />
<br />
I had hoped to pay one last visit to the 'Sculpture In Context' exhibition in the Botanic Gardens as it closed on Wednesday.</p>			<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/155966024@N05/">Sabrina Pesch Fotografie</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/155966024@N05/23883231328/" title="Kylemore Abbey"><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4455/23883231328_7639d9730a_m.jpg" width="240" height="147" alt="Kylemore Abbey" /></a></p>
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