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Scenes from Xmas day in Dublin by Random Irish Photos.

Random writes:

It was a day of disaster and joy for a variety of Dubliners today. But mostly joy.
A taxi driver saw his car go up in flames on Cathal Brugha Street around 9am. Meanwhile a few streets away on Marlborough Street, female choristers assembled before 10am mass, followed at 11am by the boys. Slipping in with minutes to spare was Michael D and his good lady.
Some distance away was Lorraine Fitzsimons, of Age Action, handing out food and other goodies to a small army of volunteers who brought them to some 44 elderly in need from all over the city.
Helping her provide for ‘older people, living alone, with nobody to go to and nobody to come and visit’ was her brother Michael.
And in  Ballsbridge, the Knights of St. Columbanus were on hand with their Christmas Day dinners for the homeless and others at the RDS. Among them was Noel Brennan, 62.
Originally from Limerick, he hasn’t spoken to the last remaining member of his family – his older brother Paddy – for more than 20 years. And since his partner Rose died in 2010, ‘things just haven’t been the same’. But maybe, he wonders, if Paddy sees his picture, he might get in touch.Also at the annual event was married couple Clay and Rachael McDonald, ex-Dubliners’ Eamonn Campbell and long-time homeless campaigner and city mayor, Christy Burke.

Rebecca Dunne, 27, from Tallaght. was one of the proudest Christmas Day mothers, with the 12.12am birth of son Azam. Weighing in at 7lbs 4 ounces, she posed for photos at the Coombe Hospital with husband Nadeem Siddiqui, 31, and 16-month-old son Moin.
Rebecca was out shopping on Christmas Eve when she had to quickly head into hospital for the delivery of a boy who had not actually been due till the 27th. The guy in the lift is a security guard who has worked at The Coombe on Christmas Day every year for the last 13 years.

Random Irish Photos

25thThe people at Urbun, Old Bray Road, Cabinteely, Co Dublin are opening their doors on Xmas day.

For YOU.

Join them.

Katie Gilroy, Urbun writes:

We’re running a unique pop-up event at Urbun Cafe on December 25 called Christmas Cracker. From 4pm we’re inviting those who may not get to (or want to) see their own families over the holidays to come join the Urbun family for a savage four course feast and a merry aul time.

We’ve teamed up with Eight Twenty Cabs who are offering guests a discount on their journey to and from the venue if they pre-book with them the day before, so travelling on the day will be hassle-free.

Seeing as many of your readers are  non-conformist, anti-traditional types who seem up the craic we thought we’d offer a PAIR of tickets to the event in exchange for a bit of banter and THREE reasons why they should ditch their families this Christmas...

We hate to think of anyone sitting at home alone on what can be the loneliest day of the year if you’re not surrounded by the people you love, so hopefully two deserving individuals will benefit from this.



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