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Re: Cuchulainn's Long Hall (aka The Infinite Corridor)

Posted: January 20th, 2021, 8:00 pm
by CarterMcCoy
I think it was 44 Westland Row, above Sweeeney's grocery.It's Centra now. 4 of us lived on the 3rd floor. i see they have new curtains. 1973.
BTW Oscar Wilde was born in Westland Row. And check out Sweny's (Lincoln Place) Jame Joyce museum just at bottom of WR opposite Kennedys. It used to be a pharmacy where you could buy ointments for all kinds of ailments. 

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I've bought a few things from that Centra. Leap card, beer, food, etc. It's not bad, but a bit on the expensive side with regards to drink.

I saw the Oscar Wilde sign that they put up on the house across the street / kiddie corner to Centra.

If you go up to Merrion Square, there's another house that has the Dublin 'American University' (whatever that is exactly). The building next door houses Scientology.

I've walked past Sweneys a number of times. Didn't know it's a museum. I think they still do some pharmacy work.

Re: Cuchulainn's Long Hall (aka The Infinite Corridor)

Posted: January 20th, 2021, 8:14 pm
by CarterMcCoy
BTW CMcC, have you been to Westland Row Church yet?
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I've only walked past it on Westland Row and out back on Cumberland St.

Re: Cuchulainn's Long Hall (aka The Infinite Corridor)

Posted: January 20th, 2021, 8:50 pm
by Cuchulainn
Sweneys has walk in James Joyce readings.
and you can buy lemon soap bars before going down to the Turkish Baths. 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM66YnHaZi8


If you go up to Merrion Square, there's another house that has the Dublin 'American University' (whatever that is exactly). The building next door houses Scientology.
Location^3, right next to Dáil Éireann.
The American Uni was the family home of the Wildes.

Re: Cuchulainn's Long Hall (aka The Infinite Corridor)

Posted: January 26th, 2021, 11:40 am
by Cuchulainn

Re: Cuchulainn's Long Hall (aka The Infinite Corridor)

Posted: February 12th, 2021, 9:58 am
by CarterMcCoy
I'd never suggest buying a condo in any city anywhere in the world.  But that's just my own personal view on things.  Funny thing:  the apartments shown in the photo are part of a development in North Wall.  Between Citi and The Spencer Hotel. 

Rents dropped significantly starting Mid-March.  I was looking for places in January and February and it looked as though I'd need to commute for at least 45-50 minutes to reach either Pearse, Tara or Connolly stations.  Then bat aids hit, all these people who were holding apartments for AirBnB went bust, and schwuppdiwupp - cheap rents! :) 

Re: Cuchulainn's Long Hall (aka The Infinite Corridor)

Posted: February 12th, 2021, 10:04 am
by CarterMcCoy
Were you ever able to have pints in any of the following bars?  I'd assume so, but you can never know for sure.

1) The Brazen Head
2) The Boar's Head
3) Mayes

Re: Cuchulainn's Long Hall (aka The Infinite Corridor)

Posted: February 12th, 2021, 4:38 pm
by Cuchulainn
I knew 1), last time I was there was 1974 :-) and it was an other-world, dark place, perfect for FW setting.

4) Stag's Head?

Re: Cuchulainn's Long Hall (aka The Infinite Corridor)

Posted: February 15th, 2021, 4:38 pm
by Cuchulainn
Sam the Trinity fox finds true love and is expecting cubs
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland ... -1.4484481

She attracted two suitors, who have been named Prince and Scar by college staff, who fought for her attention. Scar, a fox from Ringsend, is so called because of a gash above his eye.

Northsider..

Re: Cuchulainn's Long Hall (aka The Infinite Corridor)

Posted: March 26th, 2021, 11:54 pm
by CarterMcCoy
Sadly my photos are all too large to be inserted to this thread.  For whatever reason.  Any clues on how to best insert photos?  All of them are larger than 2MB.

Re: Cuchulainn's Long Hall (aka The Infinite Corridor)

Posted: April 12th, 2021, 12:38 pm
by Cuchulainn
What to do about George Berkeley, Trinity figurehead and slave owner?

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/what ... -1.4277555

Re: Cuchulainn's Long Hall (aka The Infinite Corridor)

Posted: May 2nd, 2021, 4:13 pm
by Cuchulainn
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Re: Cuchulainn's Long Hall (aka The Infinite Corridor)

Posted: May 9th, 2021, 12:44 am
by CarterMcCoy
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Was the photo taken on the Trinity grounds?  I have a feeling that's the case but can't be 100% sure.

What made you go with Cú Chulainn?  The folklore hero is very popular up north in Ulster.   Not an entirely an Tiocfaidh ár lá figure, if there ever was one. :) :)

Re: Cuchulainn's Long Hall (aka The Infinite Corridor)

Posted: May 9th, 2021, 10:28 am
by Cuchulainn
Oh, yes it is!, it is near the former Maths department and near the rugby pitch.
Behind my back garden is where The Tain Sagas played out, hurling and that kind of stuff. Brown Bull of Cooley.

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It's worth a weekend visit if you can get out of the big city.

Re: Cuchulainn's Long Hall (aka The Infinite Corridor)

Posted: June 11th, 2021, 9:01 am
by Cuchulainn
The Boys are back in Town, Club Oyama
first judo session since March 9 2020!

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