"Seeing pink elephants" is a euphemism for drunken hallucination caused by alcoholic hallucinosis or delirium tremens. The term dates back to at least the early 20th century, emerging from earlier idioms about snakes and other creatures. An alcoholic character in Jack London's 1913 novel John Barleycorn is said to hallucinate "blue mice and pink elephants".

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This year the organisers will be celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Sculpture in Context and 20 years exhibiting in the Botanic Gardens.

I like to visit the Botanic Gardens and photograph the installations that are featured in the Sculpture In Context exhibition before the event actually begins but the problem is that there is no information available about the artists and their exhibits and it can be difficult to locate all of them.

The Artists: Gunvor Anhoj, Ester Barrett, Annika Berglund, , Boldi, Sarah Bracken, Allan Buckett, Maureen Bushe, Tara Butler-Frey, Catherine Byrne, Pamela Byrne, William Caffrey, Donnacha Cahill, Michael Calnan, Jane Campbell, Merce Canadell, Barra Cassidy, Ellen Cassidy, Jessica Checkley, Evgeny Chubatyy, Jean Cleary, Nigel Connell Bass, Sean Cooke, Brigid Corcoran, Helen Costello, Caroline Creagh, Creative Crew (Erika Tyner, Gaby Browett, Kymberly Dunne-Fleming, Sandra Schoene), Des Cullen, Sara Cunningham-Bell, Michelangelo Dalla Pieta, Remco de Fouw, Niall Deacon, Ray Delaney, Leona Devine, Ann Dillon, Jen Donnery, Anna Donovan, Grainne Doyle, Ken Drew, Nuala Early, Maresa Edwards, Ramona Farrelly, Aideen Ferguson, Paul Flynn, James Gannon, Conleth Gent, Martin Gibbins, Seamus Gill, Patrick Gillis, Katy Goodhue, Gwyn Grace, Catherine E. Greene, Eoin Guidera, Frank Hallinan-Flood, Claire Halpin and Madeleine Hellier, Vivian Hansbury, Elaine Harrington, Niamh Harte, William Harvey, Hatty + Young, Richard Healy, Maree Hensey, Petr Holecek, Lindsey Holland, Dirk Hudson, Zuzana Jezikova, Orla Kaminska, Emmet Kane, Andrea Kavanagh, Michael Keane, Jane L. Kelly, Barbara Kenneally, Penelope Lacey, Ayelet Lalor, Fran Lambkin, Fiona Leech, Chloe Lennon, Agata Lipianin, Grant Mac Ewan, Michelle Maher, Susanne Mahon, Fidelma Massey, Adam May, Fiona Mc Donald, Annita Mc Kee, Dervella Mc Nee, Maggie McCartney, Patrick McCormack, Sandra McCowen, Annita McKee, Helen Merrigan- Colfer, Ed Miliano, Ani Mollereau, Cecilia Moore, Sallyanne Morgan, Annemarie Mullan, Geraldine Carla Murphy, Jane Murtagh, Mary Nagle, Deirdre Ni Argain, Bríd Ní Rinn, Conall O Caoimh, Dubhaltach Ó Colmáin, Maeve O' Donnell, Helen O'Connell, Michelle O'Donnell, Martin O'Keefe, Ina Olohan and Adele Walsh, Niall O'Neill, Kate Oram and Terence Herron , Deirdre O'Reilly, Andrew O'Shea, Ciaran Patterson, Aoife Patterson, Kevin Pierce, Piia Rossi, Kate Quinlan, John Quinn, Sara Roberts, Mette Sofie Roche, Alicia Ruiz Lopez, Áine Ryan, Mark Ryan, Soren Schaarup, Brigitta Seck, Mary Sullivan, Brian Synnott, Niamh Synnott, Elke Thonnes, Dainius Varnelis, George Walsh, Helen Walsh, Adele Walsh, Sunny Wieler

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This year I booked a week in August at the Gabriel in Cork.

With its elevated position, Gabriel House is a beautiful, period guesthouse that looks out over Cork’s cathedral spires and the harbour. Guests can pick out freshly laid eggs for breakfast each morning from the house’s own resident hens. A traditional Irish breakfast is served daily and made from local ingredients, while freshly home-baked breads, biscuits scones are made daily.
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