Dublin · Ireland

988 – The Norse King Glúniairn recognises Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill, High King of Ireland, and agrees to pay taxes and accept Brehon Law; the event is considered to be the founding of the city of Dublin. — Stair na hÉireann – History of Ireland

The earliest reference to Dublin is sometimes said to be found in the writings of Claudius Ptolemaeus (Ptolemy), the Egyptian-Greek astronomer and cartographer, around the year 140, who refers to a settlement called Eblana. This would seem to give Dublin a just claim to nearly two thousand years of antiquity, as the settlement must have […]… Continue reading 988 – The Norse King Glúniairn recognises Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill, High King of Ireland, and agrees to pay taxes and accept Brehon Law; the event is considered to be the founding of the city of Dublin. — Stair na hÉireann – History of Ireland

Dalkey · Dublin · Ireland

Ireland 2014 – Part VI

Dublin Today was our 'day off' from each other, so I spent a few hours in Dublin on my own. Dalkey I was invited to visit Dalkey, a beautiful little village not too far away from Dublin. Thanks to Eileen I spent a lovely afternoon in Dalkey before I headed back to Dublin for dinner in… Continue reading Ireland 2014 – Part VI

Dublin · Ireland

Ireland 2014 – Part III

Dublin - The next two days Oscar Wilde, loads of rain, more colourful art work, hidden alleys and Dublin Castle. Molly Malone When I led my sister and friend to the Molly Malone statue I couldn't believe my eyes cause she was no longer there. Turning around several times I said, "she was here, I swear,… Continue reading Ireland 2014 – Part III

Dublin · Ireland

Ireland 2014 – Part II

Saint Patrick's Cathedral Dublin On our third day we got to visit St. Patrick's Cathedral. The last time I wanted to go inside it was closed for reasons I can't remember. "Saint Patrick is said to have baptised converts to Christianity at a well that once existed in the park alongside the Cathedral. Because of… Continue reading Ireland 2014 – Part II

Dublin · Ireland

Ireland 2014 – Part I

The first two days So right after we arrived in Dublin we settled into our three-bedroom, which was quite an adventure. Three different characters in a small room with an even smaller bathroom. Not to mention the hotel labyrinth. Luckily it only took us the first two days or so until we were able to… Continue reading Ireland 2014 – Part I