Dublin, Ireland’s capital city is lovingly called Dirty Dublin or The Big Smoke and her people are christened The Jackeens, The Liffeysiders, or just simply The Dubs.
Having been born in Dublin’s Fair City, I was delighted to see Brian O’Shea, from the website Ireland Favorites, is writing a series of posts on my hometown.
I love to read his take on visiting Dublin as an American tourist, and how he has wandered off the beaten track to discover the true pulse of my city.
Brian has a keen eye for detail and in his walks around Dublin truly appreciates her old world charm. Here is a little excerpt from one of his posts:
“The things as a visitor I enjoyed the most were probably simple and
overlooked by the locals, things that are so common place one
wouldn’t be expected to notice. The beautiful row houses lined up
on the tree lined streets, the old stone architecture making up a wall
or a shed, very old sometimes rundown a bit, but with a look all
Key attributes of all Dublin people include their ability to poke fun at themselves, and above all else, their innate talent of enjoying themselves. This was not lost on Brian O’Shea:
“For as many times as I’ve spent engaged in conversation or a good
battle of give and take, I may have had as many a good time just
sitting back and enjoying people enjoy themselves.”
So why not sit back and enjoy Brian’s take on Dublin and the Dubliners. Here are the links to his posts:
First Trip To Dublin
Dublin Streets, Doorways And Walks On The Green
American Football In A Dublin Pub
Brian also graciously published a guest post I wrote called:
Dublin – Why I Will Always Love My Hometown
So check out Brian’s site when you get a chance. He writes beautifully about his travels to Ireland both for business and pleasure. He admits his many trips included plenty of mistakes, but above all else he still had plenty of fun. On his website Ireland Favorites he recounts his tales with a sense of humor and a wonderful appreciation for all things Irish and American.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Irish American Mom