Croke Park, Dublin this morning.
The launch of Eirtakon, Ireland’s largest anime convention [November 21-23] celebrating its tenth year.
Organised by the Anime and Manga society of DCU, Eirtakon brings together the world of anime, manga and Japanese culture to the heart of official Ireland.
Bottom pic from left: Amy King (Haru from Stubio Ghibli’s The Cat Returns), Vicky Heartilly (Simca from Air Gear), John Kennedy (Maleficent), Jaydeen Creighton (Mayuyu from AKB0048) and Zara O’Leary (Alice from Tales of Symphonia 2).
(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)
Former paying inmates of Richmond District Lunatic Asylum (top), subsequently the Central Mental Hospital, Grangegorman, now Dublin Institute of Technology.
“Following on from your post (link below) about the fresh hell that is the new Dublin Institute of Technology [DIT] campus, Broadsheet readers with an interest in history might like to know that the Grangegorman site has been home to lunacy since 1815, when the Richmond District Asylum (later the Central Mental Hospital) was first built on this location. Websurfing on my mobile phone (the broadband here being somewhat patchy as yet!) I found some photos of its inmates, their driven-to-the-brink-of-dementia expressions of bemused tolerance looking oddly familiar.., And now I must go and track down the location of the padded cells…”
Previously: Was It For DIT?
One source says the feeling post-Cabinet is the position of John Tierney seems safe. @IrishTimes
— Fiach Kelly (@fiachkelly) October 21, 2014
Previously: John’s Tyranny
2/2 protestors say a 20 metre exclusion zone sought on behalf of workers is disproportionate #irishwater
— Dearbhail McDonald (@DearbhailDibs) October 21, 2014
Grangemore Lawns, Donaghmede, Dublin this morning.
Grafton Street, Dublin this lunchtime.
Thanks Steve Conlon