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Liffey River, Dublin, Ireland

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Liffey River, Dublin, Ireland
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Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

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Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
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Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland

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Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland
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Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin, Ireland

DrFumblefinger ·
Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin, Ireland
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Guiness Storehouse, Dublin, Ireland

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Guiness Storehouse, Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
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Re: Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, Ireland. Where Gumbo was #44

PortMoresby ·
While not a beer fan I did once live in Golden, Colorado within smelling distance of Coors when the wind was blowing my direction. Which it obviously was not the day I decided that was the house for me. But I'll concede, it could have been worse. My only other distantly related experience was spending a few days in Norfolk with Val Guinness, a very gracious & entertaining lady. Beer is a thing I lump together with team sports and spending time beneath the hood of a car for no discernible...
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Re: Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, Ireland. Where Gumbo was #44

DrFumblefinger ·
A love for beverages is a personal and often acquired taste. Others share your feelings about beer. Others feel the same way about wine, hard spirits, coffee or tea. To each, their beverage of choice! I enjoy sampling whatever beverage is popular in a region. For example, when in the hills of Sri Lanka, there's nothing better than a cup of BOPF tea. In Italy, it makes sense to focus on the wine. When in Ireland, you need to try the Guinness and some of their triple distilled whiskey.
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Re: Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, Ireland. Where Gumbo was #44

PortMoresby ·
Interesting, Dr F, that you're a fan of fannings (the F in BOPF). The smallest particles of the tea, what tea bags are made from, I too prefer it to whole leaf as I like my tea strong. Now we have a beverage in common.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 24, 2014: Statue of Oscar Wilde, Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland

Ottoman ·
DrFumblefinger... The gentleman sitting on the rock isn't holding a Guinness, that's how you can tell it's not a picture of me
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Re: Canada's Westjet enters Trans-Atlantic market

DrFumblefinger ·
Westjet has been promoting this to its frequent flyer members (like yours truly) for months now. They have extensive routes in North America, including Mexico and the Caribbean, but this is a big change in their business model. I'm not sure if this will work well, though. Westjet only flies Boeing 737s (much like Southwest, for example). That transatlantic journey is a long and uncomfortable one to make in a single aisle aircraft. In contrast, Air Canada, the other major Canadian airline,...
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Re: Canada's Westjet enters Trans-Atlantic market

PHeymont ·
If they do as well at this venture as they clearly hope, that could change rapidly, especially since the 737s are what make it necessary to stop in Newfoundland and fly no further than Ireland. They already had a "wet-lease" arrangement with Thomas Cook, which provided 2 757s and pilots for Hawaii service, and according to this article they are considering dry-leasing (their own pilots) 767s, A330s or more for expanded European routes, perhaps as early as next year.
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Re: Canada's Westjet enters Trans-Atlantic market

DrFumblefinger ·
Anything to increase competition is welcome! For those of us living in western Canada, where Westjet's main hub is (Calgary), we would welcome more options for direct flights to Europe.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 12, 2014: Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

Mac ·
A great place for the craic! Love it.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 24, 2014: Statue of Oscar Wilde, Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland

DrFumblefinger ·
So that's Oscar Wilde lying on the rock? I thought it was you, Ottoman!
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Re: Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse Wins Best Tourist Attraction

GarryRF ·
Will Americans still drink Guinness when they discover it's not served "Ice Cold" The Irish standard dictates that Guinness should be served at between 38 and 41 degrees Fahrenheit .
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Re: St Stephen's Green, Dublin. (Where Gumbo was #137)

PHeymont ·
I have to admit that the first clue reminded me, in succession, of a spot in Parc des Buttes-Chaumont in Paris, of Prospect Park in Brooklyn and of Frogness Park in Oslo...it was only when the clues got more specific that I could rule them out, and only when the Fusiliers Arch appeared and I could search its text that I could find the answer. That arch, by the way, provoked a lot of controversy when erected in 1907; it memorializes a regiment in England's colonial war against the Dutch Boers...
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Re: How to spend 24 hours in Dublin

GarryRF ·
Try a Guinness the way it is served - don't ask for "Ice Cold" Quote - "We're nothing if not precise; a perfect Guinness should be served at 6-7 degrees centigrade". That's 43'F.
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Re: How to spend 24 hours in Dublin

The Traveloid ·
Couldn't agree more! Also try the original Guinness, not the standard draught version. The original version tastes better IMO
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Re: How to spend 24 hours in Dublin

DrFumblefinger ·
I notice the only thing you didn't do in your 24 hours was sleep! I guess that's what the flight home is for. I'm somewhat older and have less energy than you, Seb. One of my favorite things to do in Dublin is to take a walk around St. James Park on a nice day. Or a stroll around Trinity College. But you definitely need to at least try the Guinness in Dublin. Even if you don't like Guinness elsewhere, the Guinness you get here has a better richer taste that stuff we get in North America.
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Re: How to spend 24 hours in Dublin

The Traveloid ·
Haha, there was a little bit of sleep between about 4:30am to 9 when I went, though I didn't mention it in the post! Had a nap on the flight home fortunately
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Re: How to spend 24 hours in Dublin

Travel Rob ·
Great post and welcome to TG! I spent a few days in Dublin last summer and it's also a good place to catch up on during a long trip. They have cheap internet places open 24 hours a day and good full service Laundromats where you can drop off laundry in the morning and pick up in late afternoon. it's about the same price as a luggage locker so good to use if going on a day trip and headed home
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Re: How to spend 24 hours in Dublin

PHeymont ·
Timing is everything! Just a day ago, Ireland got added to our future plans, and I'm excited about trying some of your suggestions! Thanks, and welcome aboard!
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Re: How to spend 24 hours in Dublin

GarryRF ·
You can get a flight to Dublin from most anywhere in Europe - like here in Liverpool. Early flight to Dublin. Bus into the city. All day walking about. Bus back to Airport. Last flight back to where you're staying. Ryanair. Under $50
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A Visit to Ireland: Part 1) An overview of the Country and its People

DrFumblefinger ·
I remember being in Wales several times and looking across the sea to the west, thinking that I needed to get to Ireland.  Well I finally made it, completing this journey with my brother on our annual "getaway trip"!  It was a trip we really...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 14, 2013 : Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, Ireland

Ottoman ·
 This is one of my favorite photos I took on a recent trip to Ireland.  To me it represents much of what Ireland is known for...friendly people, great pubs, and their world famous Guinness beer.  Like many of my favorite photos taken in...
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Canada's Westjet enters Trans-Atlantic market

PHeymont ·
Canada's Westjet, once an upstart Western Canada regional and now a major national has taken a next step by starting flights from Toronto to Dublin for the summer and into the fall. The Toronto leg makes a brief stop at St. John's, Newfoundland, which...
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Dublin, Ireland's Trinity College: Where Gumbo Was #29

DrFumblefinger ·
  Gumbo was visiting historic Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.  Through the trees (top photo) he saw the college's bell-tower (Campanile), better seen in the second photo.   The  Campanile  is one of Dublin's iconic...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 24, 2014: Statue of Oscar Wilde, Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland

Ottoman ·
  This captivating statue of Oscar Wilde can be found in Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland.  Commissioned by the Guinness Ireland Group and sculpted by Danny Osborne, this fetching statue was unveiled on October 28, 1997.     Oscar...
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Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, Ireland. Where Gumbo was #44

DrFumblefinger ·
  I was surprised at how challenging this puzzle turned out to be, but it was correctly picked off by Ottoman in its waning minutes.  PortMoresby submitted the only other suggestion, the Labbatt's brewery in Toronto.   Gumbo was...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 12, 2014: Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

Ottoman ·
    Ireland is well known for it's music, food, brews and friendly fun people, all of which (and more) can be found and enjoyed in Temple Bar.         Temple Bar is an area on the south bank of the River Liffey in...
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The National Museum of Ireland: Archaeology, Dublin: Where Gumbo was #78

DrFumblefinger ·
  Seems not even the master Gumbo travel sleuths were able to crack our last puzzle.   Gumbo was visiting the fascinating Museum of Ireland, Archaeology division, situated on Kildare Street in Dublin.  The Archaeology Museum is housed...
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March 14, 2016: The Pomodoro Sphere, Trinity College, Dublin

DrFumblefinger ·
Today's Pic of the Day features the Pomodoro Sphere at Dublin's Trinity College
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June 9, 2016: Ha'Penny Bridge, Dublin, Ireland

Ottoman ·
While exploring Dublin, Ottoman came across this charming historic bridge which was built in 1816 and crosses the River Liffey.
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Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse Wins Best Tourist Attraction

Travel Rob ·
    Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse has been named by the World Travel Awards as Europe’s leading tourist attraction. They beat out such sites as Paris’ Eiffel Tower.   The Guinness Storehouse tells the 250 plus...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 26, 2015: The Famine Memorial in Dublin & Happier Present Times

Travel Rob ·
  I was at the midpoint of my two month trip when I left England and headed for Ireland by Ferry. The week before had been pretty stressful. I lost my passport in Belgium and had to get a new one. Then a ferry strike occurred and I had to...
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Aer Lingus adds 3 U.S. cities to its network

PHeymont ·
Aer Lingus is expanding its roster of U.S. cities with service to Dublin, adding new routes to Los Angeles, Newark and Hartford, CT. It's Aer Lingus' biggest one-time expansion since it first started flying trans-Atlantic in 1958.   Aer Lingus...
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St Stephen's Green, Dublin. (Where Gumbo was #137)

DrFumblefinger ·
    (St. Stephen's Green, Dublin, 1899)   Gumbo was visiting the best known city park in Dublin, St. Stephen's Green.  Situated atop the busy pedestrian mall, Grafton street, it's the "green lungs" of the city. ...
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Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin. Where Gumbo Was (#122)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting the Kilmainham Gaol (jail) in Dublin, a popular destination as you can tell from the line of people waiting to get in the front door.  Congratulations to the following people who solved this puzzle!  In order...
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How to spend 24 hours in Dublin

The Traveloid ·
Looking for a fun but busy day in Dublin? Then check out the Traveloid's itinerary!
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Re: Dublin, Ireland's Trinity College: Where Gumbo Was #29

Andre Pur ·
Amazing Library, very inspiring, if i would go to college there i will be at library every day ( at my college i go to library only at the end of the semester )
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Re: Dublin, Ireland's Trinity College: Where Gumbo Was #29

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the note, Andre. It is a great library, but like many college students those at Trinity College like to party as much as study, so you'll likely not see them there much before the end of the semester either. What you might find even more amazing is that every student has the right to sign out any of those books (with the exception of the ancient ones like the Book of Kells). Despite how historic it looks, it is still a university library for students.
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Re: June 9, 2016: Ha'Penny Bridge, Dublin, Ireland

DrFumblefinger ·
Nice photos, eh? It really is a beautiful bridge.
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Re: June 9, 2016: Ha'Penny Bridge, Dublin, Ireland

Ottoman ·
Dr. Fumblefinger: Thanks for the feedback. The bridge is a beauty, eh.
 
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