“Life Is Too Short To Be Unhappy”: Dublin Student Beat Depression By Befriending Sharks, Stingrays And Pigs In The Bahamas

Awesome underwater pictures show the 23-year-old diver cosying up to a range of animals including turtles, stingray and sharks. The sunny selfies were taken in the Bahamas by Stuart’s Cove dive instructor and native of the island, Amelia Klonaris – who beat depression by embracing her incredible beach paradise lifestyle. Continue reading »

Dublin’s Hungry Tree: Approach At Your Peril!

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Dublin has many famous landmarks, but one that should be more famous is the “Hungry Tree,” which is slowly digesting a park bench. In the grounds of the King’s Inns, the training ground of centuries of Irish lawyers and barristers, stands a vast London Plane tree of unknown age. Although listed as one of Ireland’s Heritage Trees by the Tree Council of Ireland, but its real claim to fame is the park bench it’s been slowly swallowing up over time. Continue reading »

Billion Euro House in Dublin

Billion Euro House, an art installation and living space in Dublin’s Smithfield district, has been decorated with 1.4bn decommissioned banknotes. Interior walls are built from blocks of the money, and shredded notes cover the walls, floors, tables, chairs and even the toilet bowl. The artist Frank Buckley was given the notes by Ireland’s central bank and he has opened his home as a museum. Photograph: Kim Haughton for the Guardian. Continue reading »