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 […]

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Alan Hanna’s Bookshop

Last June, I approached Donegal Central Library, to ask if my memoir “Watching the Daisies” could be stocked in local libraries. They were incredibly helpful and advised me to have my book registered with Alan Hanna’s Bookshop, which is run by Irish Library Supplies. Almost a year later, I have contacted all the county libraries in Ireland, and orders have […]

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Bloom

I visited “Bloom” in Dublin’s Phoenix Park in early June this year – a little while after it’s English cousin “Chelsea” inspired millions of horticultural enthusiasts around the globe. A local bus company took myself and a party of keen Donegal gardeners to our Irish floral heaven, and back home again – all in one day. The floral marquee was […]

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