08 June 2009

Bank Holiday Weekend,Maritime Festival Dublin Docks & The Marche De La Puce, Flea Market in Newmarket Square.

We had very Warm Italian Style Weather last Weekend for over a Week and so I went off to the Flea Market/ Marche De La Puce in Newmarket Square then to the Maritime Festival on Dublins Docks.

The Market in Newmarket Square is Indoors and is held on the last Sunday in the Month and as I have never been at it decided to go over and have a look. It is off Dean Street not far from Saint Patricks Cathedral. It is very interesting plenty of Antiques Bric a Brac , Bicycles for Sale and a Band Playing also plenty to Eat at the Different Snackeries. The only thing is like everywhere in Dublin no where to Park your Bicycle, no Bicycle Stands or Racks.

Then I went to Sir John Rogersons Quay to View the Maritime Festival. The Dutch had the best Displays of Cheeses, Biscuits and Pancakes also Dutch Souvenirs Like Windmills Clogs China Ware in Delft Blue also the most Ships.

One Lady with Her Field Spaniels from Burton on Trent Staffordshire came over for the Dog Show in the RDS Ballsbridge. A Group of Cockney Likely Lads Singing Cockney Songs and Dances like Knees up Mother Brown. An Irish Group Playing Songs and Dances on the Kathleen May from Bideford. An Ice Cream Bike, Two Interesting Old Bikes one a Dutch Gazelle the other a Well looked after Old Raleigh Type Bike with a Brooks Millbrook Bag Lovingly Restored and Customized. The Ships at the Festival The Loth Lorien Amsterdam, Atlantis Amsterdam, Eendracht Rotterdam, Kathleen May Bideford Devon, JST Nelson, Jst Tenacious, Irish Naval Vessel Aoife, Jeanie Johnson Irish,and the Restaurant Ship Cill Airne which is Permanently Moored. A Picture of myself with a Dutch Flag Sticking out of my Head. The New Sam Beckett Bridge which is not finished yet .All you could see was People Drinking Erdinger Wheat Beer Eating Bratwurst Spanish Paella Prawns and Garlic Potatoes and Carrying Bags of German Salami and Dutch Cheeses that they Bought. Loads of Different Stalls selling Clothing Different Foods Jewellery. I forgot to Add Nearly all these Buildings are Newly Built within the Last Five Years. The Merchant Ships Berthed along here up to the 1970ties. Now occasionally A Cruise Ship will Berth along here when there is no Room in the Deep Sea Section of Dublin Port.

2 comments:

Jack and Raquel said...

Dublin sounds like a very cool place. We hope to travel to Ireland and do a bike tour in a few years. We're enjoying your blog.

Thanks,
Jack and Raquel

le homme au velo said...

Our Cycle Infrastructure is not that Great,but the Scenery is Beautiful. I hope my Pictures gives you a few Ideas of where to go in the Dublin Region. Nth County Dublin is mostly Flat all the way up to Northern Ireland. While Wicklow has the Mountains ,you can see from my Previous Entries, Glendalough is very Beautiful and has a Hostel and Hotel so you can stay there. Thanks Jack & Raquel.