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'Dublin's Da Vinci Code'

Roibeard McElroy

Dublin Castle has a lot of history and is a very important historical sight in Dublin. However, it (and its environs)have a couple of aspects, which are mystery/esoteric related. So hear about them with me and maybe one will have to start a mini 'Da Vinci Code of Dublin'.

On my tours, there is always something different, and the above is such an example...

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'The famous soup kitchen of Merrion Square'

Roibeard McElroy

On my Walking tours of Dublin, we pass through Merrion Square Park (one of Dublin's Georgian Squares); hear about how the Park was inextricably linked during the Great Irish Famine of the 1840's with a French Chef and his Soup Kitchen of the time! Quirkiness is never far away when one is narrating the story of Dublin!

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'Haunted sights and buildings of Dublin'

Roibeard McElroy

On my historical and literary tours in Ireland's capital city, I take people to hidden places; one example of such hidden places are haunted sights. The list of haunted sights, ranges from a Library, houses of a Gothic writer and a revolutionary patriot, to a park! Small wonder, Dublin has a charm of its own and has a special pedigree. Also hear about Gothic writers who specialised in books with ghosts and hauntings as their theme, and how the vampire of Stoker's Dracula may have its roots … Read more ...

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Irish - most revolutionary writer of the 20th century!

Roibeard McElroy

The novel, Ulysees, published in 1922, has been claimed to have changed the face of literature and to have revolutionised the novel in the 20th Century. The book is set on the day of June 16, 1904 and chronicles a day in the life of Leopold Bloom - a Jew - as he goes wandering around his native Dublin, much akin to the Greek epic, The Odyssey of Ulysees (Odysseus) from whom the novel takes its name. Joyce through the voice of Bloom, outlines the history of the Irish race, Ireland, Dublin, … Read more ...

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