Ireland in Barcelona
Even though I am French, having lived in Dublin and Cork, Ireland for quite a while, somewhere inside I feel very Irish. I read somewhere that there are over 13000 Irishmen and women living in Barcelona. I can understand this, as the weather here is so much nicer! Everybody has a sunseeking side, somewhere inside.
So anyway, there are many many Irish pubs around. This is one of them, Molly’s Fair City. The fair city in question is Dublin! Incidentally, the name Dublin is viking, Dubh Lynn meaning black pond. Is this the reason why Guinness is dark? Is there a pond full of Guinness somewhere?
Hail to all Vikings!
The green stuff in the windows is the decoration for St Paddy’s day.
If there's a pondful of Guinness somewhere, there must be some happy, drunk fish gurgling limericks within it! I'd love to visit this pub– its entrance is so colorful and cheerful!
March 30, 2010 at 3:31 pm
I never knew the origin of the name Dublin. Now I do.
Have a pint on me Rob!
March 29, 2010 at 3:10 am
Being able to learn as much of life as no where else, it was of great joy to spend much time in a local Irish Pub back in Hamburg, Germany. Learned as well most of me English there.
Thank you for those nice memories. A wonderful start into the new week for you all.
March 28, 2010 at 11:24 pm
I like the photos. That Molly is special, I think. She also has a pub in Moscow..
March 28, 2010 at 9:12 pm
Great shots indeed. I like especially the first one.
March 28, 2010 at 7:13 pm
Wonderful photos. I love all the color. Everyone is Irish on St Patrick's day!
March 28, 2010 at 4:57 pm
Hi there Rob, this is certainly an Irish pub abroad – the name is a mix of Molly Malone and her song In Dublin's Fair City lyrics – and Fair City is the name of the popular Irish soap -like Eastenders for Ireland. I suppose Irish people here find these pubs a bit kitschy but they have an appeal to the diaspora. I always celebrated St. Patrick's Day more when I lived abroad than at home.I blogged on the parades here in my locality over on my blog at http://deise-dispatches.blogspot.com/2010/03/st-patricks-day-celebrations-past-and.html
if you want to see how it's done in rural Ireland!
March 28, 2010 at 4:12 pm
The Irish Diaspora is quite amazing. There is a very good book chronicling it and when I find the author and title I will share it with you. And you are right we all can be Irish in our hearts!
March 28, 2010 at 1:08 pm
WOW – They certainly brought Ireland to Barcelona!
«Louis» likes the boats in the new masthead photo. 😉
Check out «Louis'» new Sunday Bridge Series – join in next Sunday if you wish. Just let him know you're participating so he can post the link to your blog!
March 28, 2010 at 12:55 pm
Really pretty and colorful!
March 28, 2010 at 12:01 pm