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Dublin: 11 °C Tuesday 15 October, 2019

#Double Take

# double-take - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Double Take: The 'tomb of the jealous man and woman' said to have healing powers

The tomb dates back to the 16th century.

# double-take - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

# double-take - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Double Take: The mystery of the billiard-playing monkeys at the National Library of Ireland

The unusual sculpture was created in the 19th century.

# double-take - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Double Take: The Dublin city car park where the world's first mini spirit bottle was born

There’s a good chance that you’ve passed it by.

# double-take - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Double Take: The Cork theatre that once housed a one-of-a-kind sculpture collection

The Canova casts have a complicated history.

# double-take - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Double Take: The site of the Harold's Cross house where Robert Emmet hid before his execution

An easy-to-miss plaque remembers his time there.

# double-take - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

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.

# double-take - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

# double-take - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

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

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

# double-take - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

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

“Never shift a fairy bush.”

# double-take - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

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.”

# double-take - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

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

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

# double-take - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

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

It’s the longest-standing original telephone box.

# double-take - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

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

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

# double-take - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

# double-take - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

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

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

# double-take - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

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

Saint Anne’s Park is laden with history.

# double-take - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

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.

# double-take - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

# double-take - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

# double-take - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

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.

# double-take - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

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

There are 33 of them around the capital.

# double-take - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

# double-take - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

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

Just Imagine buying your own island.

# double-take - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Double Take: The blindfolded Dublin statues with a bloody backstory

‘Verdict: guilty. Death by being shot.’

# double-take - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

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

He was one of the greatest musicians of his time.

# double-take - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

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

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

# double-take - Thursday 13 December, 2018

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

There’s something to discover from every angle.

# double-take - Friday 7 December, 2018

Double Take: The Dublin cemetery built in the year 5618

Yup, you read that right.

# double-take - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

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.

# double-take - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

# double-take - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

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

The soaring statue is famed in Dollymount.

# double-take - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

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.

# double-take - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

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

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

# double-take - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

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.

# double-take - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

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

The many plots of Bully Acre’s incredible past.

# double-take - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

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

Ireland’s oldest walled city got a colourful makeover.

# double-take - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

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

The story of social reformers, Anna and Thomas Haslam.

# double-take - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

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

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

# double-take - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

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

Leave an object, make a wish.

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