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Commissioner for Irish Lights HQ

Commissioners of Irish Lights HQ

Open House: Irish Lights HQ

In early October each year an unusual event takes place in and around the island of Ireland. Over a period of just a few days both public buildings and private dwellings of some architectural significance, which are not normally open to the public are made available for public inspection.

This year (2013) in Dublin alone, 100 such buildings were open for viewing. These ranged from Aras an Uachtar√°in – the residence of the president of Ireland, to the Google Docks building, to an obscure Dublin artisans’ dwelling, built originally in c1909, but re-imagined for modern living. The range covers residential, cultural, educational, community, public and commercial buildings. Continue Reading…

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Garden mushrooms.

Garden mushrooms.

Garden mushrooms.

Garden mushrooms.

Garden mushrooms can look attractive, but unless you know your mushroom species it is best to avoid eating them. (more to follow).

Cadillac Coupe Deville

Cadillac Coupe Deville

Cadillac Coupe Deville

Cadillac Coupe Deville

Alan Connor - owner

Alan Connor – owner

Caught on Camera
Classic car owner Alan Connor, stops by a service station in Templeogue to ‘fuel up’ his amazing looking Cadillac Coupe Deville¬†.

Doll on truck.

Doll Face

Hitchhiker
Spotted a doll attached to the back of a waste bin truck while stopped at a set of traffic lights on the Ballymoan Road, Dublin. Shot quickly with an iPod/camera.

Interviews with some of the Classic Car Owners at the DEBRA event in Templeogue College.