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ST AUDOEN'S CHURCH AND PUBLIC PARK

St Audoen's Church is the church of the parish of Saint Audoen in the Church of Ireland, located south of the River Liffey at Cornmarket in Dublin, Ireland. This was close to the centre of the medieval city. The parish is in the Diocese of Dublin and Glendalough. St Audoen's is the oldest parish church in Dublin and still used as such. There is a Roman Catholic church of the same name adjacent to it.

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BRIDGES AND LAKES IN BUSHY PARK

I have never been able to decide if there are three distinct lakes or one lake divided into three sections by walls and waterfalls but there are two separate bridges. To the best of my knowledge, the water for the lake(s) is fed from an underground supply and flows downhill [of course] in the same direction as the River Dodder.

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ST MICHAN'S PARK

I managed to upset a seagull who did not want to be photographed, here in Dublin the gulls have become more aggressive since Covid-19 restrictions were introduced.

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A QUICK VISIT TO THE TU CAMPUS

Earlier this week Status Red, Orange and Yellow warnings were issued for Ireland, with the storm due to reach Irish shores early on Tuesday morning [Dec 11 2021]. As a result of the warnings I deferred a plan to visit to Grangegorman until the weekend.

At long last there is a pedestrian route linking Grangegorman with Bolton Street, via the King's Inns. Now the oldest and the most important Georgian street in Dublin has become what one journalist described as "a most important area for learned institutes". The result is that I can now claim to be living within a University Campus.
The main entrance to the campus is effectively from Constitution Hill, where the LUAS tram stop is located. My understanding is that many of the old buildings associated with Houses of Industry and Mental Asylums have been retained and the list includes the Upper House, designed by Francis Johnston in 1810, and what remains of his Lower House which is to be refurbished and extended for student housing laid out in courtyards.

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