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Dublin's Millenium spire  
   

Dublin's Millenium spire

aka the Stiletto in the Ghetto, the Stiffey on the Liffey, the Pole in the Hole, the Poker near the Croker, the Spike in the Dike. 390' tall stainless steal thing.
Fitting that we come full circle with a little HURLING

January 3rd 2012
OK, last blog for now, and I promise I'll keep it short. It was our last day in Ireland and we opted for immersion into what looked throughout our journey like the coolest sport on earth, Hurling. Not the full-contact departure of one's recently-eaten meal, but the version featuring men in short shorts with long sticks. It just doesn't take much to crack me up. I am not at all su ... read more
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Irish Flag Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than se... ... read more
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