Dublin Garden of Remembrance and Writers Museum

A rainy Saturday is a good time for indoor activities.  We decided to visit the Dublin Writers Museum for a good dose of literature and culture.  En route, we passed this interesting black crow crest above a Georgian Door on the north side of Dublin (along O'Connell Street).
We walked through the Garden of Remembrance which is across the street from the Writers Museum.  The Garden commemorates those that died in the cause of Irish freedom.
A plaque stands at the far end of the park near the statue above.

We Saw A Vision


In the darkness of despair we saw a vision - we lit the light of hope - and it was not extinguished - in the desert of discouragement we saw a vision - we planted the tree of valour - and it blossomed.


In the winter of bondage we saw a vision - we melted the snow of lethargy - and the river of resurrection flowed from it -


We sent our vision aswim like a swan on the river - the vision became a reality - winter became summer - bondage became freedom - and this we left to you as your inheritance - 


O generations of freedom remember us, the generations of the vision -
The Dublin Writers Museum is housed in a gorgeous Georgian townhome.  
We were welcomed by this beautiful stained glass window.
The ornate period plasterwork is worth the trip in and of itself.
Photographs were only allowed in certain parts of the museum.  I liked this collection of busts upstairs.
Brendan Behan drew from his personal experiences while incarcerated in Irish prisons in his literary works.  He definitely looks the part of the bad boy.
There was a lovely courtyard near the back of the museum.  If the weather had been nicer, it would have been fun to sit outside and have a coffee.
There was also a children's area upstairs with whimsical characters painted on the walls.
We walked from the Writers Museum to Milk and Honey Cafe for a coffee with friends.  En route, I captured a daytime snap of Liffeytown, the art installation on the river for the Absolut Fringe Festival.
I liked this old school sign:  "Why Go Bald".
Milk and Honey offered a great atmosphere and delectable sweet treats.
We walked off our afternoon snack by heading home via Merrion Square Park.  We admired the jaunty Oscar Wilde statue in the park and noted some of his famous quotes.  I chuckled when I saw at the Writers Museum that Oscar Wilde supposedly once proclaimed to US Customs:  "I have nothing to declare but my genius".  Brilliant!

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