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Stories and details about Dublin by Arran Henderson a teacher at Horner School of English

Great Places to Visit in Dublin (Part 2)

Trinity College Dublin, only 12 minutes walk from the Horner School, was founded in 1594, under the reign of Elizabeth I and is Ireland’s oldest university. Famous students here have included scientists like Ernest Walton (Nobel prize-winner who split the atom), great statesmen like Edmund Burke and of course writers like Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett and Bram Stoker- (author of Dracula). The Museum Building and Dining Hall are both well worth seeing, as is the lovely Front Square [...]

By | 2017-12-13T20:41:27+00:00 May 6th, 2014|Hidden Dublin|

Great Places to Visit in Dublin (Part 1)

Dublin Zoo, in Phoenix Park, is the second-most popular visitor attraction in Dublin (only the Guinness Storehouse gets more visitors each year). The zoo was established in 1831, making it one of the oldest in the world. It has changed a lot since then, today, instead of iron cages, the animals are housed in large, natural- style enclosures. The zoo also does important breeding and conservation work for endangered species. Animals here include Indian Elephants, Lions, Tigers, Bears. The large Af [...]

By | 2017-12-13T20:40:26+00:00 April 30th, 2014|Hidden Dublin|

Thinking about buying a bicycle in Dublin ?

ROTHAR BICYCLE RECYCLING SHOP LOCATED ON FADE STREET DUBLIN 2 Rothar takes old bikes and recycles them into working machines sometimes by mending them sometimes by completely rebuilding them. Rothar provides training and job opportunities for young people in the service and maintenance areas and also in the retail business area. When you shop at Rothar, you participate in an environmental initiative but also a social one, as your money will be used to train young people, ex-offenders or any othe [...]

By | 2017-10-11T09:19:10+00:00 April 14th, 2014|Horner School News, Hidden Dublin|

Top 5 Things to Do in Dublin This Christmas

Top 5 Things to Do in Dublin This Christmas: By David Horner Christmas Market in the Crypt of Christchurch Cathedral.  This will be the fourth year for this strange little Christmas market located in the atmospheric 12th century crypt of Christchurch Cathedral.  The market will operate on Saturdays (7th, 14th & 21st December) from 11.00 to 16.00hrs. The Crypt under the Cathedral is also filled with unusual artefacts from Dublin City. Christchurch Cathedral Christmas Carols at St. Patricks Ca [...]

By | 2017-12-13T20:40:06+00:00 December 11th, 2013|Hidden Dublin|

Dublin Museums and Art Galleries

Museums and Galleries of Dublin City By Arran Henderson. (Dublin Guide, Art Historian and Teacher at Horner School) There is a quadrangle of Dublin’s four main cultural sites, very near Horner School, located between Merion Square and Kildare street. These are: National Art Gallery, (Art) Natural History Museum (Dead Animals!) National Library (Books and Archives) National Museum (archeology)   The National Gallery (main façade on Merrion Square, but current entrance on Clare Street) is the [...]

By | 2017-12-13T20:39:55+00:00 November 18th, 2013|Hidden Dublin|