Around the corner from Trinity College and Molly Malone is a secret statue...in plain view.
In Dublin it seems that all paths lead to Trinity. While O’Connell Street is the most significant street, it seems like every bus I take, every path I walk, every sign I follow leads me to this bustling corner in the city center. I’m certainly not alone. Hundreds of thousands tourists converge on this part of Ireland every year, eager to see the fabled Book of Kells, Molly Malone, and many other nearby attractions. Surely, amid this well-trodden tourism path there would be a little nook or cranny worthy of the 200 meter challenge. Confident in success of my task, I eagerly took on the challenge the next day, vowing to leave no pub or park unturned until I found my prize.
Turns out what I was seeing was actually the Dublin Screen Cinema, host of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival and a year round, three screen theatre specializing in world cinema, art-house, Irish, and independent film. If only I had seen it before – a movie and some salty, buttery popcorn would have been some amazing medicine for my cold! And the statue I thought was a mouse? Turns out it’s actually a caricature of a cinema usher and is officially known as Mr. Screen. My apologies to Vincent Browne, the Irish sculpture, for my gross misinterpretation of his work.
As always, I welcome and encourage your comments. What do you love about Dublin?
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