Tag: Dublin

A business travel bug…

I've just spend the last week working in Dublin and, while the workshops and coaching sessions went very well, I managed to pick up an unwelcome dose of flu. It's an unfortunate risk when you're a frequent flyer and I guess it was my turn to pick something up. Being sick when on holidays is ...

A night in the Frank Sinatra Suite

I worked in Dublin on Thursday and Friday and spent Thursday night at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire, to the south of the city. I grew up in Dun Laoghaire, it's always nice to get back and spend some time by the sea. I had great plans to finish work early on Thursday ...

Enjoying Dun Laoghaire in the sun

I'm in Dublin for work right now, staying here until Thursday night. And lucky for me, I get to stay in the town where I grew up, Dun Laoghaire, which is south of the City.  I landed to a surprising - but welcome! - amount of winter sunshine, so as soon as I'd unpacked and ...

A tale of two check-ins…

I've just checked-in to my hotel here in Dublin and had to share this... I got a taxi out from the airport and had a surprisingly nice chat with the driver, considering we were discussing Brexit and Trump. We both felt a little helpless and both agreed that focusing on the sunshine was probably more ...

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A sunny day in Dun Laoghaire

As I'm working in Dublin tomorrow, I decided to make a weekend of it and revisit some of my old stomping grounds. I couldn't have asked for better weather as @FrankDJS and I visited Dun Laoghaire, where I grew up. Just a short train ride from the city centre, with beautiful views out into Dublin ...

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Flashback: Technicolour Dublin

I'm in the middle of a massive household sort and clear-out mission this weekend, all in preparation for moving house in the coming weeks. I came across a box of the most amazing old postcards from Ireland. I have a vague memory of getting these from my grandmother in Dublin and have had them in ...

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Getting old? Moi?

I spent last night catching up with some old friends I went to University with. It's been a while since we all got together, so most of the night was spent reminiscing and embarrassing each other about various youthful indiscretions. Cringe-inducing, but hilarious all the same. Dinner at the lovely Green Hen, where due to ...

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Grannies in swimsuits

After three days of a crazy work schedule here in Dublin, I'm more tired than...a very tired thing. My brain is mush and I'm rather looking forward to sleeping in my own bed. Actually, not eating my dinner in the same room I sleep in would be a welcome change. Room service is not as ...

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A generalisation, but…

I spent a few days in Dublin on business earlier this week. Most of that time was spent trying to avoid the biblical-standard rain that pummelled the city right up until the point my taxi pulled into Dublin Airport for my journey home. Great timing. I've been back and forth to Dublin quite a bit ...