TODAY I WALKED FROM WINDY ARBOUR TO ROEBUCK ROAD
Today, Halloween, I used my iPhone 12 Pro Max. I use the Pro Max as a backup camera but this could well be coming to an end as I have ordered a DJI Osmo Pocket 3. I will discuss this at a later date.
Celebrating Ireland as the birthplace of Halloween, Púca is an authentic, immersive, and otherworldly festival. It took place in festival hubs Trim and Athboy in County Meath from Friday, 27 to Tuesday, 31 October 2023. However, there were many events associated with Halloween here in Dublin.
Mulvey Park in Dundrum is named after Joseph Mulvey, a local councillor who served on the Dublin County Council from 1945 to 1955. He was also a member of the Dundrum Town Commission. Mulvey Park was developed as a council estate in 1948, and Mulvey was instrumental in its development. He was also a strong advocate for the local community, and he worked tirelessly to improve the lives of the people of Dundrum.
When I was young there was a local joke that when they built the mental hospital in Dundrum they they had intended to include Mulvey Park but they ran out of funds. I suspect that as the hospital predates Mulvey Park and if that is true the joke does not really work.
The hospital originally opened as the Central Criminal Lunatic Asylum for Ireland at Dundrum in Dublin in 1850. This was an early move of an ideological initiative throughout the United Kingdom and its colonies which included the building of the infamous Broadmoor Hospital in England. The site was originally chosen to be soothing to mental health patients and was intentionally not linked to any particular prison service to maintain the distinction between criminality and illness.
The Health Service Executive (HSE) announced in February 2012 that the hospital would relocate to the former site of the old St. Ita’s Hospital in Portrane in the north of County Dublin. The construction works were undertaken by Rhatigan OHL at a cost of €140 million. The new facility opened in November 2022.