Thursday 19 July 2018

Bairbre Power: Talking to tourists — and being one too — there’s nothing like a sunny day in Ireland

Bairbre Power. Photo: Kieran Harnett
Bairbre Power. Photo: Kieran Harnett
Bairbre Power

Bairbre Power

I think it's probably because I walk slowly that I keep getting stopped and asked for directions. That's not a bother to a Dubliner who positively loves her native city and I've a fair idea of the streets' network, especially the more obscure place-names like Misery Hill and Atmospheric Rd.

The other day I was stopped on College Street at the side of Trinity College by a woman looking for the 145 bus stop. I couldn't find it for her so I logged on to the Dublin Bus app on my phone and located it.

As birds fly, it was a straight line from where we were standing, but that straight line was right through the Trinity campus, past the Campanile and out on to Nassau Street, so I offered to walk her to the bus stop.

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