St. Quinlan’s

I live around the corner from St. Quinlan's music school -- a massive Georgian building guarded by a blue vault-shaped wooden door. St. Quinlan's prohibits the chewing of gum on the premises; is holding a Spring Recital in early May; is taking donations for said recital's refreshments. There are black wrought iron fittings on the

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Stats Relative

Weight The US: 95 lbs Japan: 43.2 kg Ireland: 6 stone 11 lbs Height The US: 4'11" Japan: 149.9 cm Ireland: 4'11" Shoe size: The US: 5 Japan: 22 Ireland: 3 Pants size: The US: 2 Japan: Large (!) Ireland: 8 Ethnicity: The US: Biracial; Hispanic and Italian Japan: Foreigner Ireland: American Guatemala: American Italy:

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Lunch at Temple Bar

Audrey Hepburn I ain't, 5th Avenue this isn't. It's Temple Bar; once Dublin's Jewish ghetto and now a nightlife/tourist hub extraordinaire. At noon on a damp, rainy day there are less tourists than there are commuters. The cobblestone streets are slick, shining softly under the overcast sky. Objective: to enjoy some lunch in the scenic

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Achoo

And now, after 5-and-a-half days of Aran Island craic, I'm back in Dublin:   Or more accurately, here:   A-CHOO. Sniff sniff sniff. HONK. Sniff sniff sniff. Cough. Cough. Cough. Really, there's no better place to be. Trying to get over my flu and get my strength up for the next week, when the Bruce

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