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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Double Take

All time
Retaken Neymar penalty helps Brazil maintain perfect WC qualifying start
Brazil move four points clear in South American qualifying with 2-0 win over Ecuador.
Charlo twins impress in world title bout wins over Rosario and Derevyanchenko
There were resounding victories for the brothers on last night’s bill at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
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: The easy-to-miss cemetery in Dublin city with a spelling mistake at the entrance
The cemetery is 326 years old.
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: 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: The Cork theatre that once housed a one-of-a-kind sculpture collection
The Canova casts have a complicated history.
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: 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: The 'smallest cemetery in Ireland' that's in one of Dublin's most popular spots
A monumental person is buried there.
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: The fairy bush in Co Clare that moved a motorway
“Never shift a fairy bush.”
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: The handmade stone sign in Donegal that helped WWII pilots find their way
Before GPS and sat-nav, there were white stones.
Double Take: The 1920s Irish telephone box that has stood the test of time
It’s the longest-standing original telephone box.
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: The oddly-named Dalkey road that was once a very unusual railway
All aboard!
Double Take: The underground car park that was Ireland’s first theatre
Take a trip back in time to the 17th century…
Double Take: The Dublin allotment that was once the Guinness family's vegetable garden
Saint Anne’s Park is laden with history.
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: The one-of-a-kind signpost on a tiny Cork island
New York: 4950km.
Double Take: The Dublin church with 800-year-old links to an ancient pilgrimage
Fancy a 100km walk?
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: The redundant Dublin plaques that once held a very important role
There are 33 of them around the capital.
Double Take: The easy-to-miss plaques that tell a famous Irish tale
Have you spotted them?
Double Take: The uninhabited Mayo island once owned by John Lennon
Just Imagine buying your own island.
Double Take: The blindfolded Dublin statues with a bloody backstory
‘Verdict: guilty. Death by being shot.’
Double Take: The modest plaque dedicated to 'Ireland's answer to Mozart'
He was one of the greatest musicians of his time.
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: The dying Dublin tree that's been transformed into a work of art
There’s something to discover from every angle.
Double Take: The Dublin cemetery built in the year 5618
Yup, you read that right.
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: The 141-year-old Dublin bridge that played a part in the 1916 Rising
It’s Dublin’s hidden viaduct.
Double Take: The 70ft statue in Dublin Bay that took 22 years to complete
The soaring statue is famed in Dollymount.
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: The plaque asking people to 'kick the wall' on Salthill prom
You can’t leave Galway before you kick the wall.
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: The hidden Dublin graveyard that's more than 1,000 years old
The many plots of Bully Acre’s incredible past.
Double Take: The vibrant new mural celebrating Waterford's Viking heritage
Ireland’s oldest walled city got a colourful makeover.
Double Take: The bench in St Stephen's Green celebrating a little-known married couple
The story of social reformers, Anna and Thomas Haslam.