My trip to Dublin Ireland
Dublin is full it is a small city everything is crowded together its people, its buildings and its roads. O'Connell Street is the main street it has a 60 metre metal spike that dominates the street. The people crowd the streets during the day and the pubs at night. I stayed on Bachelor's Walk on the River Liffey right in the heart of Dublin. I was disappointed because it didn't rain while I was in Ireland I was hoping for the famous Irish rain, Sydney has been so dry and hot. Everywhere you see references to Dublin's writers James Joyce etc...And a big thank you to Anne and Amanda for helping me to get to Dublin for my job interview!
Where I stayed Abbey Court on Bachelor's Walk (notice sunny)
The Oldest Pub in Dublin Brazen Head Inn 1198 (notice not raining)
My first Guinness and the aftermath
The Metal Spike on O'Connell Street
The O'Connell Momument 1882 (note the blue skies)
The River Leffey (notice the bright light and blue skies)
Grafton Street full of people
Dublin's many churches
St. Catherine Church 1769
St. Patrick's 1192
St. Stephen's Green 1663 (More bloody bright sunlight)
The home of Guinness
James Joyce Statue
The Dublin Theatre festival Delirium
The Dublin Theatre festival was on and I ask to see a play and the lady behind the counter said “Do you want one with dialogue” well being a little conservative when it comes to plays I picked one with dialogue called Delirium. Here is the blurb
“If there is no God, everything is permitted...”
The Abbey Theatre presents a daring adaptation of Dostoevsky's classic tale of family rivalries, created by renowned Irish playwright Enda Walsh (Disco Pigs, Bedbound, The Walworth Farce) and the award-winning theatre O.
From its explosive opening, this bold and muscular interpretation demands you sit up and take notice!
The Karamazovs are a train wreck waiting to happen. A hated father and his sons battle it out over women, money and God. Uncompromising and on the edge, they don't so much live as burn up.
Hilarious, brutal and tragic, Delirium pulsates with energy, bursting at the seams with barely controlled passions as emotion and intellect battle for stage time. Questions of faith and fundamentalism play out against unrequited love and a lust for life in a world that's losing its moral and ethical boundaries.
It was above average and I enjoyed the talking even if it is frowned upon.