Patricia’s Blog


Be a Dublin (Literary) Ambassador

Mar 12, 2011 |

I like this idea from City of a Thousand Welcomes. A simple notion asking volunteers to meet up wtih a visitor to Dublin and share their enthusiasm for the city.

You fill in a simple form and nominate one thing every visitor to Dublin should see. For me it is the National Library of Ireland, packed with archives and exhibitions and literary ghosts. And a great place to stand quietly on the building steps and watch the comings and goings at our Dail next door.

Only problem for me is that I probably don’t qualify as a Dubliner!

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A Walk with Yeats on Cave Hill

Mar 6, 2011 |

  Catherine Morris is curator of the National Library of Ireland exhibition Alice Milligan and the Irish Cultural Revival  at Kildare Street, Dublin. Next Tuesday she will present a guided tour of the exhibition dealing with the life of an intriguing woman. Alice Milligan (1866-1953), from the Northern Ireland Protestant Unionist tradition, put Northern Ireland at the centre of…

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