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Inside the Secret Garden

Located in the current Dominican Priory of Tallaght, on the grounds of the former Archbishop’s Palace, there is a hidden walled garden. Within this garden there is a beautiful tree lined walkway which runs from North to South, known as … Continue reading

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The Sunday Post – Lady of the Forest

Its not often that I get a chance to post at the weekends, three kids can keep life quite hectic and with some recent drama on a personal level it gets even harder. But this weekend we have stayed up … Continue reading

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St Maelruains Tower

You might recall my previous visit to St. Maelruains in Tallaght back in 2013. It’s a fantastic site, full of history which dates back to the eight century and a religious settlement built on the outskirts of what would become … Continue reading

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More Media Coverage

Once again it was a treat to see another one of my previous articles being recycled for inclusion in the local Tallaght Echo newspaper as part of the weekly  ‘Love Tallaght Outdoors’ series. Previous articles included have been Ballymount Castle and Colmcille’s … Continue reading

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Irelands Lost Birds

Going back to the recent TallaFest, I had an unexpected opportunity to meet some really stunning birds. I never really had an interest in birds except for the numerous pairs of budgie’s we had as kids, and to be honest … Continue reading

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Tallafest 2015

The family spent the Friday night in Grandads house up in Dublin, as I had an early start on Saturday morning, well not exactly early, but it would have been if I had to drive up to Dublin that morning. … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past……………………

Apologies, but todays planned article has been postponed until tomorrow as I have some news, i would like to share.  I finaly achieved one of my long term goals, well sort of! I got my self into a newspaper and its … Continue reading

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The Victors

Erected back in 1988, this unusual sculpture sits at the end of Main Street in Tallaght Village. Carved from limestone by the sculptor Dick Joynt, it is called the Victors. It is said to depict four adults holding children aloft … Continue reading

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The Dancers

  The Dancers by Antoinette Fleming is a bronze statue situated in a  small pocket park at the junction of Greenhills Road and Main Street in Tallaght. The two bronze figures, linking arms in a dance swing, stand on a … Continue reading

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Colmcille’s Well

This place really brings back memories, as a kid I remember spending many summer days up at the Hell Fire Club up on Montpellier hill. It was a good hour and a half of a hike and we would spend … Continue reading

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