ARE THEY OPENING SOON AT THE NEW CLERYS QUARTER
Pret a Manger (prêt à manger is French for ready to eat) is a British sandwich shop franchise chain headquartered in London, United Kingdom and founded in 1983. It is popularly referred to as Pret. As of December 2022, Pret had 434 shops in the UK, including 273 in London, plus three "Veggie Prets", which focus exclusively on vegetarian and vegan options. It also has shops in France, Ireland, the US, Hong Kong and several other countries.
PHOTOGRAPHED 21 SEPTEMBER 2023
DUBLINBIKES BICYCLE RENTAL
It is unusual to see a cluster of three docking stations such as this collection of three on the street passing through the TU university campus. DublinBikes is a public bicycle sharing scheme in Dublin, Ireland. It is operated by JCDecaux and has been in operation since 2009. The scheme has over 115 stations and 42,000 annual subscribers.
GRANGEGORMAN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS AND NEARBY
DUBLIN ROAD SUTTON
This cemetery is 6 miles from Fairview Park on the coast road to Howth. It is situated on the grounds of an old church and is still active. This cemetery is now under the care of the Fingal County Council
PHOTOGRAPHED USING A SONY A7RIV
EXPLORING BLACKHORSE AVENUE
McKee Barracks in Dublin has been redeveloped. The redevelopment began in 2019 and is expected to be completed in 2024.
The redevelopment of McKee Barracks
THE VILLAGE AND NEARBY
Windy Arbour has a number of shops, a supermarket, post office, pharmacy and a bakery. It is also home to several takeaways and restaurants. There is a primary school in Columbanus Estate known as Our Lady's National School, Clonskeagh. The area is served by Windy Arbour Luas stop and by the number 17, 44 and 61 bus routes. With the exception of the 17 which has a frequency of 20 minutes the buses are infrequent so using the tram service is highly recommended.
I USED A SONY A7RIV
BY CATHERINE GREENE
Catherine Greene (b.1960) graduated in sculpture from NCAD in 1984. She is an established figurative sculpture working in bronze and latterly mixed media and lives and works in county Kildare. 'Portal' was specially commissioned for the UCD Sutherland School of Law and marks the transition from the outer residential and support areas of the campus into the pedestrianised academic heart of the university. Viewers are invited to walk through the sculpture echoing the allegorical nature of the work.
THE VILLAGE AND NEARBY
The Church Of St.Vincent De Paul, Marino was completed in 1928 on the old Charlemont estate, on the initiative of the Very Rev.John Flanagan P.P, of Fairview parish to which the new suburb belonged. The foundation stone of the Church of St. Vincent de Paul was laid on 2nd May, 1926, and it was consecrated on the 7th. October by Dr.Edward Byrne, Archbishop of Dublin.
MARINO AREA OF DUBLIN
The 1920’s and early 1930’s had seen a huge rise in the development of Drumcondra with almost 400 extra houses built during that time. Griffith Avenue was built originally to house civil servants (including military personnel). Corpus Christi National School, which shares the grounds with this church, was built in 1931.
DRUMCONDRA AREA OF DUBLIN CITY
DORSET STREET FLATS
Today [12 September 2023], as I passed Dorset Street Flats I noticed that the complex was in the process of being surrounded by high fencing and I was somewhat surprised. I was worried as I did not want to have a large derelict site close to where I live as there anti-social behavious has greatly increased since Covid-19 arrived in Ireland. However, after further investigation I discovered that the complex was to be redeveloped and that did surprise me. I was aware that local politicians had described the complex as being an "absolute blackspot for drug-dealing”, while gardai (police) had recommended the demolition of the block to assist in their operations against drug-dealing in the area. However, I was unaware that a decision had actually been made to redevelop the site. It should that there is an amazing amount of of ongoing redevelopment in the immediate area much of it being new hotels and student accommodation. Also there is a co-living complex more-or-less across the street from Dorset Street flats.
PHOTOGRAPHED USING A CONON 5D MkIII
MOBILE FRIENDLY OPTION