A FEW DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS 2023
I visit a restaurant on Capel Street on a regular basis and the owner complained to me that there was “no Christmas” this year and after leaving the restaurant I decided to get my Sony FX30 and visit the Grangegorman University Campus and there was nothing there to indicate that it was Christmas and there were very few people to be seen there (I think I saw no more than ten people).
As a matter of interest there are two large canteens on campus. One is located in the heart of the campus at Rathdown House, while the other will be located in the Lower House. There is also be a selection of coffee shops in several buildings. A real treat is the bakehouse and restaurant run by culinary arts students in the Central Quad. I mentioned the canteens as I noticed that Kennedys have a new building that was not there the last time I visited.