Have you ever visited Dublin's Fair City, the home of Molly Malone?
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.
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Dublin's Fair City
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 upon 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 their own."
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:
Brian also graciously published a guest post I wrote called: Dublin - Why I Will Always Love My Hometown
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. Unfortunately this website is no longer published.
Explore Dublin's Fair City with Irish American Mom
But here in the Irish American Mom Community we love to explore Dublin and all that this wonderful city has to offer.
Take a look at Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge and learn about its history.
Cook some Dublin Coddle, the favorite local dish in parts of Ireland's capital.
You can learn all about Dublin's tourist attractions on the Visit Dublin website.
Plus you can learn about some must-see tourist sites found in Ireland's capital.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Mairéad -Irish American Mom
Pronunciation - slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
Mairéad - rhymes with parade