Saturday, July 27, 2013

Dressing for Success

 Not only did the Lions dress for success, they won on the field too, winning the series against Australia 2-1 to win the Rugby test series for their first series win since 1997.  Very proud of the guys, good job.


Rainy Dublin

Returned home to find Dublin saturated with rain water.  Letterkenny Hospital's emergency department; radiology department; outpatient department; pathology and medical records departments; and several wards and kitchens have all been evacuated.
Part of the roof of collapsed at Clerys department store during last night's thunder storm. The shop is sealed off and the windows are covered with black plastic. Clerys is expected to remain closed over the weekend.

A portion of the roof in the Mater Hospital was also damaged.  A small number of patients in the Mater Hospital were temporarily assigned to other beds.

Heavy rain caused flooding across parts of Dublin city and Co Cork last night.

The Dublin Fire Brigade has said a section of Portland Lock along the Royal canal in Dublin collapsed.
It also reported flooding on Church Street and St Bridget's terrace in Oldcastle Co Meath.

Extensive damage was caused to some shops and houses on Main Street in Midleton and in the Ballinacurra area.
DART services are suspended between Bray and Greystones due to lightning damage to overhead lines.
Dublin Bus will accept rail tickets to and from Greystones.
Elsewhere, hundreds of homes in Cork and Wicklow were left without power.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Lunch and Wimbledon

Eating lunch and watching my favorite tennis player, Juan Martin Del Potro in his semi-final match against the worlds top ranked player Novak Djokovic.  Even with his bad knee he is hanging in there and has a chance to win this match and make his first Wimbledon final.   

Doolin, Ireland

Doolin is one of the most famous towns in the world for listening to good traditional Irish music.