7000 Wonders

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The Art Of Squeezing

Little Museum of Dublin, whose very name implies that it must have perfected the Fine Art of Squeezing necessary to exhibit a variety of objects in but little space

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

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Children Of The North Wind

In 795 a raiding party found itself at a point where two rivers met and created a tidal pool. The churning water looked black - so, the party leader called the place “black pool”, or “dubh lynn”

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

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Resisting The Wind Of Change

The heart and soul of Tara is its numerous monuments, among them the famous throughout Ireland “Lia Fail” - the “Stone of Destiny” - that would “roar in joy when the rightful High King of Ireland put his feet on it”

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

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Irish Pyramids

Accordingly, numerous burial rituals were created by pre-scientific cultures to provide the deceased with everything necessary for a smooth transition. One of such cultures found its way to what's known in Ireland as “the Ancient East”.

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

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Taming Time

As professors continued to teach, and students continued to learn and graduate, Time kept doing one and only positive thing it can do really well - namely, building reputation

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

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A Talking Painting

This version of the Bible known as the Book of Kells has over centuries become synonymous with Ireland itself.

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

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Back To The Future

And yet, it's that elegant and quiet house in the heart of Dublin that, arguably, comes the closest to the visceral meaning of “wonder”

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

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The Naming Of Cats

A castle named after someone who never lived there or even visited would be an oddity - Ireland, of all places, can boast such a wonderful oddity.

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

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A Walk In The Park

To meet the challenge, the owners of Bunratty Castle decided to create another magnet by building a…park.

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

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