Sweet Nothings with Aoife - Take a Virtual Tour of Dublin with Me

37:35 Sweet Nothings Jan 08, 2021 6 comments 1346 378

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A fan requested I do a Sweet Nothings as Aoife...

Now you know yourself, Aoife's a bit of an auld spark plug so. But I think I was able to tone her down a bit for this. I thought it might be gas to go on a virtual walking tour of Dublin...so if you know the Fair City, I hope you'll follow along, and if you don't know it, just listen and...well, follow along :P

Here are links to some videos of the spots I mention, if you're curious like :P

Liffey and Temple Bar

Grafton Street

Ha'penny Bridge

Trinity College -


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  • AngusGibson on 2021-01-09 07:15:55 (UTC)

    Aoife says, "Don't ask me the name of the street," because Dublin doesn't BELIEVE in street signs! Hahaha! They're hard to find, in my opinions! I'm loving this so much! I'm picturing Aoife lying next to me as a small spoon. The back of her hand is on the palm of the hand I have wrapped around her with her fingers locked in mine. As she points out places in our imagination, she points it out with our interlocked hands. Occasionally she turns toward me to watch my expressions as she describes what she sees. As she gets more settled into her story, she sinks further into our cuddle, and pulls our locked hands to her chest. Eventually, I gaze at her as she loses herself in describing what Dublin means to her. And in that moment, I love Ireland as much as she does. I want to make my home there with her. Then she turns around toward me, and talks about the trips we could take. She sweetly gives me words of support as we fall asleep together.

    • A Eve on 2021-01-13 20:17:02 (UTC)

      That's such a lovely image, thank you so much for suggesting this. (And you're so right about Dublin and the street names!)

  • CharlieRomeoLima on 2021-01-09 02:43:58 (UTC)

    Fair City, possible reference to the RTE soap? I watched an episode last summer & it was neat they had the pandemic in the storyline with masked cast members in a SPAR store. Also some Ros na Rún & it was instructional to hear people giving out as Gaeilge, because you'll never learn that on Duolingo.

    I've virtually wandered down some Dublin streets on Google Maps and I've seen the contrast between the old Georgian brick architecture and the modern glass and steel exemplified by the Convention Centre, Silicon Docks, & the Spire monument. And then I saw the oft-vandalized Luke Kelly Head Statue & I don't quite know where to place THAT. 😆

    I've heard of the reputation of D4 as the most posh district, and the south side is graced by the lovely Molly Malone, but I think the North side is cooler because it has Phoenix Park, the Botanic Gardens, Croke Park, and most important, the IKEA. 😜

    Thanks for the tour Aoife, I had a grand aul time within that 5km travel limit.

    • A Eve on 2021-01-13 20:17:50 (UTC)

      🏆 New Comment Trophy Category - Best Knowledge of What's Going in Ireland from Someone Who Doesn't Live Here!

      You're more well informed than half the Irish people I know! xx

      • CharlieRomeoLima on 2021-01-14 00:50:10 (UTC)

        Thank you, Eve, for the Trophy! 🙌 And that's high praise since the Irish people appearing on my timeline come across as well-educated and very savvy about local & national events. But then again half of them are probably journalists/media professionals in some capacity. :P I also noticed that Ireland has a lot of social media influencers per capita; I see this as a shared trait between our nations - both punch above their weight on the world stage!

        • A Eve on 2021-01-18 16:25:26 (UTC)

          that's certainly true - both countries are disproportionately talented too!