7000 Wonders

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Rhyme In Its Prime

Practical jokers with sharp tongues, the Irish know how to appreciate a good pun, too. Dublin's most popular entertainment area is called Temple Bar - an obvious oxymoron, isn't it?

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

4 min read

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The Irish Homer

The ultimate secret of “Ulysses”' appeal to so many people might be its multifaceted nature resulting in a chameleon ability to offer everyone exactly what that particular person seeks.

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

5 min read

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James Of All Genres

“Dubliners” were about to set the stage for bigger literary forms, and an autobiographical novel “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” marked the next breakthrough in Joyce's literary exploration.

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

3 min read

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God's Work

One such wonder did happen to the end-of-the-19th-century Ireland, and that wonder had a first name and a family name. It was called James Joyce. When Parnell died, the wonder was 9-years-old

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

3 min read

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A Fallen King

Parnell was 11 months old at the time of O'Connell's death, but Parnell's actual contribution to the cause of Irish liberation from British rule was equally groundbreaking.

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

4 min read
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The Irish Gandhi

However, when such a leader finally materialized, he happened to fit less than 50% of that description!

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

4 min read
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A Balancing Act

Dublin City Free Tours are so structured as if they were purposefully created to reflect and represent that Irish skill of reconciling the incompatible.

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

3 min read
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An Ill-Fated Wedding

The tragedy remained in Irish history as “A Bloody Sunday”, and it happened to be one of the last acts of an intense, bitter and extremely violent drama

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

3 min read
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The Gaelic Soul

The finest athletes on Earth whose talent fills to capacity the third largest stadium in Europe - and rivets millions to their screens - are amateurs!

Edward Porper

Edward Porper

6 min read