Researching Dublin for ‘3 Months’

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Ah, Ireland.

My second trip there was a blast. My wife and I stayed with a friend. We took the train into Dublin each of the three days we were there. We ate at some terrific restaurants and pubs. We checked out a few free museums. We walked around the curvy streets and found bookshops, coffee shops and lush, green parks to hang out in.

Part of our trip served as research for the novel I’m working on, “3 Months in Dublin,” in which a 50-something American man thinks making a long visit to the land of his ancestors will reboot his sorry, miserable existence.

On our trip in August, my wife and I went to many of the places J.P. Sharpe visits on his first day in Dublin. We took a walk on Dun Laoghaire Pier West. We rode the DART train into Dublin, disembarking at the Tara Street station. We walked along River Liffey, crossing at Ha’Penny Bridge. We checked out the tourist information office at Temple Bar. And more.

I’m looking forward to really getting into this book again. Due to some circumstances, I had to take a break. But circumstances are changing once again, and with these new experiences in Ireland, I’m once again ready to do my best to bring this book to you sooner rather than later.

Check out the slideshow for some of the photos I took in Ireland in August.

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