This morning.

Scenes from Dublin city centre (including Tesco, Lidl plus the testing centre at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay) and the Phoenix Park.



This afternoon.

Kilbarrack Road, Dublin 5 looking toward the Pigeon House Chimneys.

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55 thoughts on “Day 16

    1. Janet, I ate my avatar

      I have a pal who works in a bar there, it’s so fupping boring he regularly calls me to have a Skype pint

        1. Janet, I ate my avatar

          fun fact
          Huntsville was originally called Twickenham before it changed to honour the first settler John Hunt.

      1. GiggidyGoo

        The only reason I know this is that I was bored one week and decided to take a quick trip to anywhere and to help me decide i stuck a pin in a map, and Switzerland came up. I flew out on Saturday evening, and back on monday morning.
        Most shops were closed, the streets like above – almost deserted but I was impressed with the city itself though.

        1. Rosette of Sirius

          I get to go there a few times a year and I’m not very fond of it. The old town is pretty as is the lake. The other side of the lake is quite seedy tho and there’s a roaring trade in sex work that keeps the IGO set well serviced. And as for the price of stuff…. Well, as an economic indicator, a regular Big Mac meal costs about €15… I don’t really like the place at all.

          1. GiggidyGoo

            I looked around the lake area only. Found a nice ‘Irish’ pub, had a few Bulmers, only to find it was not C&C stuff. Tasted much the same though. But fairly bored to be honest. Still, it was a change and the lake area is really nice.

          2. GiggidyGoo

            Cant remember Janet. It was a very small place. It was between the lake and the airport – tram lines went by it.

          3. GiggidyGoo

            Think you’re correct Janet. I just looked at a photo of it. Feck I must have been piddled.

    2. Slightly Bemused

      I once had the joy of living there for a few months. About the best thing going for it was the really expensive overpriced Big Mac.

      Oh, and it snowed!

      1. Rosette of Sirius

        Don’t forget the pooey, overpriced pasta. Or noodles as they called them. Was once charged €45 for 6 slices of tomato and some lettuce.

  1. Amy

    We need a new government. The Blueshirts haven’t got a handle on the crisis at all. Our health staff have no confidence in Simon Harris.

    1. Frank

      the figures the HSE are reporting are false so what confidence can you have in them. by turn Simon Harris is the man in charge and if he isn’t questioning those figures what confidence can you have in him?

    2. Rosette of Sirius

      If SF, FF, the Greens, the indies and so on really, really wanted to run the show, they really really could. But they don’t and won’t. Because they’re cowards.

        1. bisted

          …a lot of us thought that the FFers were a republican party and that a republican alternative could be formed…but then…some of us believed that the labour party were socialist…

          1. bisted

            …maybe showing my age…but the young ones are saying that nationalism is dead and gone…and in the grave with Mallon…

          2. some old queen

            …I have no idea- Tears O’Neill however believes that all independent license retailers in NI are going to ensure that Sinn Fein are going to get an absolute hammering come next election…

    1. Lilly

      You can make one easily enough from a t- shirt if you can find elastic band. How are you feeling BB? Are you out the other side.

          1. Brother Barnabas

            thanks johnny

            nice to see you again the other evening, by the way

            hope you’re well

    2. Dhaughton99

      They are selling them on the stalls around Meath st. Like you’d put them near your face after half of Dublin walked past and fondled them. And that’s before you know which Chinese sweatshop they got them from.

      1. paul

        A lot of the masks being sold on street corners are more than likely the ones stolen from hospitals. I know when the first bunch went missing from Temple Street, they ended up for sale on Henry Street.

    3. Steph Pinker

      BB, if you have any clean brassieres knocking around, you could make two masks – necessity is the mother of invention apparently, and if it’s good enough for Plato…

      P.S. I’m glad your feeling better.

  2. V

    Day 16

    Make Carrot & Coriander (+ Garam Marsala to taste) soup Wholemeal Bread (Buttermilk + extra seeds to taste)

    Walk Dog (well 40kg Bassett style)

    Dish out jobs to teenager (like make your own tea)

    The Rightous Gemstones
    +yesterday’s (nicer a day after) polenta almond rasa squares + Limonchello Spritzer

    And if there’s time, Radox salts foot soak

  3. Truth in the News

    Why haven’t the cops proper protection, how are they then going to police the restrictions
    when so exposed

    1. mucker no. 238

      Absolutely. Saw 20 or so uniformed guards responding to an incident on Henry st about 10 days ago. Not a mask between them and not much social distancing going on either.

  4. Kate

    It’s Day 104 of coronavirus ;- 16th December was when a patient in China proved resistent to treatment & 27th December Wuhan officials acknowledged that new corona virus was causing the illness. If patient had two weeks incubation before illness it could be Day 118 ….just saying…..


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