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Spotted this morning in Monsoon on Grafton Street, DUBLIN 2.

Taking bleedin’ liberties, innit?

Thanks Con Kennedy

Sauvignon Blanc writes:

For weeks Grafton St. Ireland’s premier shopping street has been covered with a coating of slime and dirt, even though it is the height of the tourist season. On Saturday, the street was at last washed and cleaned. Why did it take the City Council so long to notice the problem? 


Previously: Don’t Look Down

This afternoon.

Grafton Street, Dublin 2.

Sauvingon Blanc writes:

The song says “ Grafton Street’s a wonderland ..there’s magic in the air”. Sadly the magic has disappeared, and has been replaced with a thick coating of dirt and grime.

What are Dublin City Council doing about it ? Absolutely nothing. Have they even got a machine for cleaning streets?

It’s the height of the tourist season ..10,000 people an hour walk down Grafton Street. Heads should roll because of the inaction of the Council. Please write to them at customerservices@dublincity.ie

You may remember this chilly scene (top)?

Why is he in his togs on Grafton Street?

Many mused.

Turns out it was a timelapse promo video for Love In The Wild, a new play starring shivering Anto Seery at the Axis theatre, Ballymun [Dublin 11] in March (dates and tickets here.

The play by Lisa Walsh and directed by Peter Sheridan centres around Ger Duffy (Anto), who:

…mostly dreams about Grainne McManus. There is a hole in his heart from the day she disappeared out of his life. That was five years ago, when they were lovers and addicts together.

One day, Grainne’s Da turns up at Ger’s hall door in Ballymun. Ger assumes that she’s dead; that she has become another statistic to heroin. But the news is different and lights the flame of hope in Ger’s heart…


Love In The Wild

Previously: Balmy

This afternoon.

Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Frank O’Dea writes:

Spotted these newly weds…Grafton Street’s a wonderland. There’s magic in the air



Serv writes:

Took a walk down Grafton Street for the first time in ages. By God is it in some poo state already. The cheap ass bollards, bins and lamps are chipped to bits. Not to mention dirty and vandalised. Worse the cement between the paving is washing away so they’re all coming loose.

I’m not an engineer but is this a serious flaw in the construction material? Where the council has already repaired they can’t even match the old paving. Can we really trust these guys to pave over College Green?


Pics: Serv