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#Double Take

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The site of the Harold's Cross house where Robert Emmet hid before his execution Double Take
From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The surprising site of the first Irish cinema that was set up by James Joyce Double Take

Double Take: The surprising site of the first Irish cinema that was set up by James Joyce

It’s likely that you’ve been on the site of Ireland’s first cinema without knowing.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The 'smallest cemetery in Ireland' that's in one of Dublin's most popular spots Double Take
From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The easy-to-miss 'pavement lights' that once had a very important function Double Take

Double Take: The easy-to-miss 'pavement lights' that once had a very important function

“They’re an important part of the city.”

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The fairy bush in Co Clare that moved a motorway Double Take

Double Take: The fairy bush in Co Clare that moved a motorway

“Never shift a fairy bush.”

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The humble Dublin house that was home to one of Ireland's greatest writers Double Take

Double Take: The humble Dublin house that was home to one of Ireland's greatest writers

“I took up writing because it’s easier than house painting.”

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The handmade stone sign in Donegal that helped WWII pilots find their way Double Take

Double Take: The handmade stone sign in Donegal that helped WWII pilots find their way

Before GPS and sat-nav, there were white stones.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The 1920s Irish telephone box that has stood the test of time Double Take

Double Take: The 1920s Irish telephone box that has stood the test of time

It’s the longest-standing original telephone box.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The 65ft-long whale skeleton on display in a West Cork park Double Take

Double Take: The 65ft-long whale skeleton on display in a West Cork park

Visitors are sure to have a *whale* of a time.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The oddly-named Dalkey road that was once a very unusual railway Double Take
From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The underground car park that was Ireland’s first theatre Double Take

Double Take: The underground car park that was Ireland’s first theatre

Take a trip back in time to the 17th century…

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The Dublin allotment that was once the Guinness family's vegetable garden Double Take

Double Take: The Dublin allotment that was once the Guinness family's vegetable garden

Saint Anne’s Park is laden with history.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The Dublin square that was once one of the city's most crowded graveyards Double Take

Double Take: The Dublin square that was once one of the city's most crowded graveyards

It’s beside one of Dublin city centre’s busiest streets.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The one-of-a-kind signpost on a tiny Cork island Double Take
From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The Dublin church with 800-year-old links to an ancient pilgrimage Double Take
From TheJournal.ie Double Take: This beloved Dublin diner sign was destined for the skip - but it's getting a second chance Double Take

Double Take: This beloved Dublin diner sign was destined for the skip - but it's getting a second chance

The Metro Burger sign sat on the side of the Screen Cinema for decades.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The redundant Dublin plaques that once held a very important role Double Take

Double Take: The redundant Dublin plaques that once held a very important role

There are 33 of them around the capital.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The easy-to-miss plaques that tell a famous Irish tale Double Take
From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The uninhabited Mayo island once owned by John Lennon Double Take

Double Take: The uninhabited Mayo island once owned by John Lennon

Just Imagine buying your own island.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The blindfolded Dublin statues with a bloody backstory Double Take

Double Take: The blindfolded Dublin statues with a bloody backstory

‘Verdict: guilty. Death by being shot.’

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The modest plaque dedicated to 'Ireland's answer to Mozart' Double Take

Double Take: The modest plaque dedicated to 'Ireland's answer to Mozart'

He was one of the greatest musicians of his time.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The golden angel in Cork whose trumpets were stolen Double Take

Double Take: The golden angel in Cork whose trumpets were stolen

She’s known as the ‘goldie angel’, if you’re a local.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The dying Dublin tree that's been transformed into a work of art Double Take

Double Take: The dying Dublin tree that's been transformed into a work of art

There’s something to discover from every angle.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The Dublin cemetery built in the year 5618 Double Take

Double Take: The Dublin cemetery built in the year 5618

Yup, you read that right.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The humble Galway house that played a part in Irish literary history Double Take

Double Take: The humble Galway house that played a part in Irish literary history

Nora Barnacle was James Joyce’s wife and inspired many of his works.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The 141-year-old Dublin bridge that played a part in the 1916 Rising Double Take
From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The 70ft statue in Dublin Bay that took 22 years to complete Double Take

Double Take: The 70ft statue in Dublin Bay that took 22 years to complete

The soaring statue is famed in Dollymount.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The 'Joker's Chair' in the heart of Dublin - and where it got its name Double Take

Double Take: The 'Joker's Chair' in the heart of Dublin - and where it got its name

Take a seat and remember Ireland’s favourite fictional priest.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The plaque asking people to 'kick the wall' on Salthill prom Double Take

Double Take: The plaque asking people to 'kick the wall' on Salthill prom

You can’t leave Galway before you kick the wall.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The bronze boy flying a paper plane in Dublin 6 Double Take

Double Take: The bronze boy flying a paper plane in Dublin 6

Richard Crosbie grew up to fly air balloons, and the statue marks the site of his first expedition.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The hidden Dublin graveyard that's more than 1,000 years old Double Take

Double Take: The hidden Dublin graveyard that's more than 1,000 years old

The many plots of Bully Acre’s incredible past.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The vibrant new mural celebrating Waterford's Viking heritage Double Take

Double Take: The vibrant new mural celebrating Waterford's Viking heritage

Ireland’s oldest walled city got a colourful makeover.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The bench in St Stephen's Green celebrating a little-known married couple Double Take

Double Take: The bench in St Stephen's Green celebrating a little-known married couple

The story of social reformers, Anna and Thomas Haslam.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The little-noticed laneway called Misery Hill in Dublin Double Take

Double Take: The little-noticed laneway called Misery Hill in Dublin

The unlikely association with St James in Dublin’s Docklands.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The fairy trees dotted with rags, beads and dodies Double Take

Double Take: The fairy trees dotted with rags, beads and dodies

Leave an object, make a wish.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The full-size, 50-feet-tall concrete replica of the Lourdes grotto in Dublin 8 Double Take

Double Take: The full-size, 50-feet-tall concrete replica of the Lourdes grotto in Dublin 8

The religious shrine found in an urban neighbourhood.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The drinking fountain for cows in Dublin 7 Double Take

Double Take: The drinking fountain for cows in Dublin 7

Haymarket Square was once the home of a thriving livestock market.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The eerie swamp statue found in a little-known Wicklow park Double Take

Double Take: The eerie swamp statue found in a little-known Wicklow park

Meet the zombie-like granite figure that resides in a park designed for meditation.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The creepy Waterford structure that was once Ireland's longest bridge Double Take

Double Take: The creepy Waterford structure that was once Ireland's longest bridge

The Old Red Iron Bridge was a central part of Ireland’s transport network in the early 1900s.

From TheJournal.ie Double Take: The Dublin 7 church with a crypt full of mummies down below Double Take

Double Take: The Dublin 7 church with a crypt full of mummies down below

Meet the ‘Big Four’ at one of Dublin city’s more macabre landmarks, St Michan’s Church.

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