October 15, 2005

Nicknames of Dublin Landmarks

A short list. As found in the book That's Ireland this afternoon at the library:

1. The Dick with the Stick --- James Joyce, Earl Street View image

2. The Fag on the Crag --- Oscar Wilde, Merrion Sq. View image

3. The Floozy in the Jacuzzi (View image)--- Anna Livia, formerly of O'Connell Street [1] View image

4. The Stiletto in the Ghetto (View image)--- The Spire, O'Connell St. [2] View image

5. The Flue with the View --- Smithfield Chimney Stack, Smithfield View image

6. The Hags with the Bags --- "Two Women" northside quays by the Ha'penny Bridge View image

7. The Tart with the Cart --- Molly Malone, Grafton Street View image

Delightful. More here.

[1] Anna Livia was moved several years ago to make way for The Spire. They haven't found a replacement site yet.
[2] The work has inspired seveal nicknames, and the parody song "I Can See Cleary's Now the Crane Has Gone."

Posted by Diablevert at October 15, 2005 02:55 PM

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