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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: 1°C

# Double Take

All time
Double Take: The little-noticed laneway called Misery Hill in Dublin
The unlikely association with St James in Dublin’s Docklands.
Double Take: The fairy trees dotted with rags, beads and dodies
Leave an object, make a wish.
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.
Double Take: The drinking fountain for cows in Dublin 7
Haymarket Square was once the home of a thriving livestock market.
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.
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.
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.
Double Take: The mysterious African rhino that appeared overnight in a Dublin river
The life-size statue can be found in the River Dodder.
Double Take: The stone seat in the Phoenix Park that's actually an ancient tomb
Head through the Chapelizod gate to find one of Dublin city’s oldest monuments.
Double Take: The bizarre 140ft-high monument towering over a park in Kildare
Conolly’s Folly has been there for more than 250 years.
Double Take: The shipwreck on Inis Oirr that stars in Father Ted
The story of MV Plassy, the steam trawler enjoying island life.
Double Take: Have you walked down Murdering Lane in Dublin?
A horrible history of this unassuming alleyway in Dublin 8.
Double Take: The windowless landmark on Dublin's College Green
No room with a view from Bank of Ireland’s headquarters.
Double Take: The bronze statue of Charlie Chaplin standing alone in a Kerry village
The Tramp’s go-to getaway in Ireland.
Double Take: The kitchen chair and teddy bear sitting on top of a Wicklow mountain
The chair, cast in bronze, looks out over the fields below.
Double Take: The Leeside house that inspired a world-famous mathematician
George Boole produced some of his most famous work at 5 Grenville Place.
Double Take: The Bride St plaques featuring stories of life in Dublin 8
Quotes, stories and jokes from inner-city residents, all cast in bronze.
Double Take: The street in a Sligo town mysteriously named after Buenos Aires
Don’t cry for Strandhill, Argentina.
Double Take: The bronze bust celebrating a 19th-century Bengali poet in Stephen's Green
Rabindranath Tagore enjoys the city centre greenery.
Double Take: The striking Corporation flats designed by Herbert G Simms
The buildings that shape Dublin’s city centre.
Double Take: The plaque in Rathmines celebrating telescope maker Howard Grubb
In plain sight on Observatory Lane.
Double Take: St Valentine's heart in a box in a Dublin church
St Valentine’s heart will go on.
Double Take: The gigantic 3D squirrel beside Tara Street station
Look up on your way to the Dart and you’ll spot this spectacular squirrel.
Double Take: The fairy village tucked behind a West Cork café
Stop in at Ger’s Wild Atlantic Diner for a cup of tea and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what else you find there.
Double Take: Spot the Rory Gallagher tribute outside this Donegal nursing home
Rock Hospital by name… and by nature.
Have you spotted the forgotten Penny Dreadful signage on this Dublin side street?
Take a wander through Dame Court and you’ll spot a piece of Victorian London.
Double Take: The tribute to a failed Spanish general on Cork's Cornmarket St
Don Juan de Aquila is also the ‘Spaniard’ who inspired the famous Kinsale pub.
Double Take: The larger-than-life honey bee on a Co Kerry street
The mural was painted by artist Lorraine McDonnell in 2016.
DO NOT USE Double Take: The larger-than-life honey bee hidden away in Co Kerry
The mural was painted by artist Lorraine McDonnell in 2016.
Double Take: What's with the burning building logo all over Dublin city centre?
You’ll spot them on lampposts all over the city.
Double Take: The Waterford town that's splitting the atom
Take a stroll through Dungarvan and you’ll spot some intriguing carvings outside the shops on Grattan Square.
Double Take: The VERY DARK CAVES sign from Father Ted
Mad Ted.
Double Take: The Irish Hollywood in the Wicklow Gap
City of dreams!
Double Take: The gory Limerick mural with a nod to Hello Kitty
It’s an eye-popping design… and we really do mean ‘eye-popping’.
Have you heard about the hungry tree in Dublin 7?
It’s been gobbling a bench for the last eighty years.
Double Take: The technicolour rock at the centre of the Waterford-Kilkenny rivalry
Mount Misery’s rockface is blue and white one day, black and amber the next.
The deadly Where's Me Jumper? tribute outside Bishop Lucey Park in Cork
Top Marx.
Double Take: The estate in Coolock named after the 1969 moon landing
Ever heard of Armstrong Walk?
Double Take: The plaque commemorating Raymond Chandler's unlikely connection to Waterford
One of the leading crime writers of the twentieth century has roots in Waterford.
Double Take: The little-known Dublin plaque to an unsung hero of the Famine
Ever heard of Pawel Edmund Strzelecki?