PHIBSBOROUGH AREA OF DUBLIN
Shandon Crescent is a lovely tree lined street of well-maintained houses which links Shandon Park and Connaught Street. Dating from the 1930’s, the houses are ideal for young families.
OFF CONNAUGHT STREET IN PHIBSBOROUGH
I have seen Connaught Parade described as being next to Dalymount Park other than this there is very little information available.
The spelling used on street signs in the area caught my attention as I was taught in school that the spelling was Connacht so I checked Wikipedia and while they agree with me I am still a bit uncertain.
Here is an extract from an online discussion “Connaught is to Connacht what Peking is to Beijing. In phases during the twentieth century a group of clumsily anglicised Gaelic names (Leix for Laois, Dunleary for Dun Laoghaire) were phased out (in reality, binned) and replaced by their original Gaelic antecedents. Connaught is one of these. It remained in usage until the mid-20th century before being respelt in the original Gaelic, which is now the correct form in both Irish and English. Part of the change was linked to the introduction of a new latin alphabet into Irish.”
According to Wikipedia: Connacht, formerly spelled Connaught, is one of the provinces of Ireland, in the west of Ireland. Since the early 17th century, there have been four Provinces of Ireland: Connacht, Leinster, Munster, and Ulster. The Irish word for this territorial division, cúige, meaning “fifth part”, indicates that there were once five; however, in the medieval period there were more. The number of provinces and their delimitation fluctuated until 1610, when they were permanently set by the English administration of James I. The provinces of Ireland no longer serve administrative or political purposes but function as historical and cultural entities.
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DIT Grangegorman campus is approximately 4 mins walk from Grangegorman stop
The Green Line is one of the two lines of Dublin’s Luas light rail system. The Green Line was formerly entirely in the south side of Dublin city. It mostly follows the route of the old Harcourt Street railway line, which was reserved for possible re-use when it closed in 1958. The Green Line allows for passenger transfers at O’ Connell GPO and Marlborough to Luas Red Line services and also allows commuters to use Broombridge as an interchange station to reach outer suburbs such as Castleknock and Ongar.
The Green Line from St Stephen’s Green to Sandyford launched on 30 June 2004. An extension to the Bride’s Glen stop at Cherrywood was opened on 16 October 2010.
As of 2018, the Green line is operating at near maximum capacity during the morning and evening rush hours, and it experiences mass overcrowding and congestion at these times. To assist in alleviating this congestion, seven new longer trams came into service in 2018, with a further eight entering service in 2020. Platforms between St Stephen’s Green and Sandyford have been lengthened to accommodate the new trams.
NOT IN GREAT CONDITION IS IT?
Dalymount Park is a football stadium in Phibsborough on the Northside of Dublin, Ireland.
It is the home of Bohemian F.C., who have played there since the early 20th century. Affectionately known as Dalyer by fans, it was also historically the “home of Irish football”, holding many Irish internationals and FAI Cup finals. It has also hosted UEFA Champions League qualifiers, UEFA Cup and UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup matches. However, the ground was largely undeveloped between the 1940s and the 2000s, and has now fallen out of use as a major venue, except for the home games of Bohemians.
The ground has also been used as a home ground by other League of Ireland teams, including Shamrock Rovers, Dublin City F.C. and Sporting Fingal, and will be used by Shelbourne F.C. once it has been developed. However by February 2022, Shelbourne proposed the purchase of Tolka Park, and the cancellation of the plan to share Dalymount.
Dublin City Council announced in March 2015 that it would purchase Dalymount Park in a deal including the taking back of Tolka Park which it has been leasing to Shelbourne F.C. The council completed the purchase in June 2015 for €3.8million. It was hoped that Bohemians and Shelbourne would become joint sub-tenants to the Football Association of Ireland at Dalymount, and that the ground could be redeveloped. It is thought that Bohemians, the Council and the stadium will emerge from the deal debt-free. The Dalymount deal went ahead despite issues with the Tolka Park acquisition. In October 2016 it was announced that Shelbourne FC would be moving in, after months of speculation. However by February 2022, Shelbourne proposed the purchase of Tolka Park, and the cancellation of the plan to share Dalymount.
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OUTSIDE DALYMOUNT PARK
If my dog had found this he would be in a panic trying to return it to whoever threw it.
I often wondered why do dogs like tennis balls and do dogs provide a larger market than tennis players.
I decided to search for an answer online and found the following explanation: Dogs love tennis balls as they are the perfect size to be held comfortably in their mouth and they have a wonderful springy texture that induces them to bite down and enjoy the ball as it springs back up again.