Monthly Archives: April 2012

More of Catherine’s Dublin

A day of historical exploration! We walked the streets of Dublin, from Baggot Street where we have been based in the House of Mercy to those places where Catherine lived as a young child growing into womanhood. Catherine as a … Continue reading

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Catherine’s Dublin

Today our group of pilgrims will walk the streets of Dublin and try to see it through nineteenth century eyes. Much of Dublin is the same – the buildings are well preserved, many of the road are very old. So … Continue reading

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Dressing for spring in Dublin!

While the sun might be shining, and it looks like a great day out – one still does not go out unprepared for the cool (well, we’d call it cold). Do you like my new boots? And the hat! Very … Continue reading

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Catherine McAuley – the sympathy of God

Today marked the beginning of the pilgrimage proper! We gathered together, all 35 of us, in the House of Mercy – the house built by Catherine McAuley in 1824-ish to be a place where the poor children of Dublin could … Continue reading

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Photos! At last

I’ve finally figured out how to get photos into the blog! It is a bit of a ’round about’ way of manipulating between the iPad and the computer, but I’ve managed it! Now the trick will be putting on captions … Continue reading

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Shopping and more walking!

This is a great city to walk around: flat and logical! So off I went this morning – to get the SIM card put into my ipad! And now it works – as does the keyboard! The phone is still … Continue reading

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More walking

Walking, walking…I’m rather hopeful that my jeans will all be too big for me soon. I do feel fitter, which is good. Yesterday was spent out sightseeing, taking photos of the architecture (which I find really interesting), and a bit … Continue reading

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Dublin – an ancient city

Yesterday I spent the day walking again, and now feel that I know my way around…I must look like I know my way around as well, as three people asked me for directions! And one of them I was able … Continue reading

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Getting acquainted with Dublin

Yesterday was my first full day in Dublin and I took advantage of the great warm, sunny weather to go exploring. I walked and walked, hoping to find my way around and get a sense of the layout of this … Continue reading

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The Adventure Begins

The trip from Brisbane to Dublin was long  and a bit difficult. The long  haul from Singapore to Frankfurt is tedious when you can’t sleep! I had upgraded to premium economy so at least it was more comfortable. My only … Continue reading

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