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GROSVENOR ROAD IS IT IN RATHGAR

I am not sure if this road is in Rathmines or Rathgar. However, my mother and grandmother considered it to be Rathgar, maybe because my grand-aunt lived in the area.

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A PUBLIC SPACE IN CLONGRIFFIN

Father Collins Park, Ireland’s first wholly sustainable park, is located on Hole in the Wall Road, and was officially re-opened by the Lord Mayor of Dublin and blessed by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on 27th May 2009, following a €20M redevelopment project. The 52-acre park was named in honour of Fr. Joe Collins, Parish Priest of Holy Trinity from 1975 to 1979, who was instrumental in securing the lands in public ownership for recreational use.

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THE WINDMILLS WERE STATIC

FATHER COLLINS PARK CLONGRIFFIN

 I visited on a very wet windy day, in January 2016, but the windmills were locked-down ... maybe the weather was unsuitable. Back then I used a Sony A7RII and a Sony FE35 35mm F1.4 lens. The name Clongriffin is a modern invention, a concatenation of "clon", the anglicisation of cluain (the Irish language word for meadow), and griffin. A griffin, griffon, or gryphon (the Irish of which is ghrífín) is a mythical beast and may be an element in the name of the adjacent district, Balgriffin.



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