In Dublin’s Rainy City


I arrived in Dublin on a cloudy day in mid May, thankful that it was not too hot. However, showers were forecast…

After my visit to Alan Hanna’s bookshop in Rathmines, ( see my post HERE) I returned to the city centre.


However, the weather Gods were angry, and it began to pour from the Heavens!

I had to seek shelter inside Brown Thomas iconic store on Grafton Street. A lot of others had the same idea…


It was fun browsing Gucci, Chanel, Dior…



And sampling a spray or two of my favourite Jo Malone perfume.

Then I ventured back outside, to see the flower sellers:


Many wise people had hopped onto the Luas tram/rail system, to avoid walking.


However, I braved the elements and thought of Gene Kelly and the movie “Singin’ in the Rain,” as I headed back towards O’Connell Street past Trinity College:


Then across the River Liffey, where a boatload of tourists were enjoying a cruise:


I stood under “The Spire”, then indulged in a little retail therapy.



The rain finally stopped just as I headed back to Parnell Square, where the Donegal bus awaited me outside The Dublin Writer’s Museum!


All in all, it was an exhilarating day out in Ireland’s Capital City.

Brigid P. Gallagher is a retired natural medicines therapist, passionate organic gardener and author of “Watching the Daisies- Life lessons on the Importance of Slow,” a holistic memoir dedicated to the art of mindfulness and healing from debilitating illness.





  1. Touche’ Brigid we are also having a full on rainy day in Melbourne today, though the temperature may be a little lower here than there. I loved your day out in pictures of the beautiful city of Dublin. Thank you.

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  2. loved your walk and showing us what you did around this lovely city. I fell in love with Dublin after watching the movie Leap Year. I would like to walk those same streets and see the things you did. I especially enjoyed the grey and the rain, suited me just fine. your little tour gave me such joy this afternoon.

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  3. A writers museum?! So obvious for Ireland and this would be my first stop on a visit to Dublin! I’m glad you had a good trip despite the downpour … it seems to be a summer of tropical warmth mixed with its thunder and dramatic rainstorms! Keep singing! 😀❤️

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  4. Thanks Brigid for sharing your Dublin experience. Useful to know the Donegal bus stops outside the writer’s museum. Sounds as though you had a lovely day in spite of the weather.
    Take care

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  5. I’m glad you walked and didn’t succumb to the bus. Rain can be quite uplifting if we let it be and the bonus is that the streets empty out like someone let a huffy skunk loose. Wonderful shots of Dublin and a very appropriate bus stop home ✍️

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  6. Sandy and I thoroughly enjoyed your day. We loved Dublin, but we’re only there for a day. We plan to return. Did you know that Trinity College was the design inspiration for Yale University and subsequently for Indiana University (our alma mater) in 1820?

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  7. We have never been to Ireland, but the airplane has begun going directly from Connecticut to Dublin, so we are considering it. I have ancestors who lived there, so it would be interesting to see where they lived and where they are buried.


  8. Nice of the rain to stop just as you were leaving! I prefer to do my shopping in the dry though if I’m garden visiting and hence outdoors all the time, I prefer it to be raining as this, somehow, adds a lot of atmosphere to a garden. It’s as if the garden is “Singin’ in the Rain”. Though you’ve made me realise that I haven’t stepped foot in any store in Cardiff (a mere 30 minutes away) for over 9 years. The stores I used to love have all closed and there’s little interest there for me now.

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  9. Even with the rain, your pictures were so beautiful! Funny how a beautiful area can still look amazing in the rain! That is so exciting about your book. Unfortunately for me, I am all but an ocean away from this beautiful place. I really enjoyed reading your post and seeing your pictures. I am so excited to read more of your posts. I do hope if you have the time you will check out my site. I aim to encourage and inspire others through the words I share!

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  10. We were in Dublin a few years’ ago. I remember the Wall of Fame, the statues depicting the famine down by the river, the Riverdance show in the theatre near Grafton Street, and visiting Phil Lynott’s grave in St. Fintan’s cemetery.

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  11. Loved every step along the way of this day on your trip Brigid!! My daughter and I spent some rainy days in Dublin–
    We trudged through heavy rains that blew our umbrellas inside out (!!) on the way to the Writers Museum. Sounds like you had a memorable trip– so glad to get to see the photos!! thanks. xoxo

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