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