Browsing Month November, 2013

The Festive Season on Grafton Street

By at November 21, 2013 | 4:55 pm | 0 Comment

In the winter months approaching Christmas the voices of carollers fill the cold crisp air on Grafton Street. The magnificent Christmas tree and the rows of  beautiful lights and decorations hanging from the top through to the bottom of the street are a magical sight and are guaranteed to get everyone into the festive spirit. Another highlight of the Christmas season

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Thousands gathered to watch the Grafton Street Christmas lights switched on

By at November 14, 2013 | 9:48 pm | 0 Comment

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun now that the famous Grafton Street Christmas lights have been switched on. Thousands of adults and children gathered to watch the lights switch on this evening. X Factor's Melanie McCabe was the guest of honour and she was joined by members of Dublin's All-Ireland winning team. The Hallelujah gospel choir were also on

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Grafton Street’s Christmas lights are to be switched on this Thursday, 14 November at 5.30pm

By at November 13, 2013 | 3:12 pm | 0 Comment

Christmas lights on Grafton Street, Dublin are to be switched on this Thursday, 14 November at 5.30pm. Henry Street and North Earl Street's Christmas lights will be switched on at 4.30pm on the 17th November and the Christmas tree lights on O’Connell Street will be switched on by Mayor Oisín Quinn on the 24th November at 4.30pm. DublinatChristmas.ie is asking

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On Grafton Street in November (On Raglan Road) by Patrick Kavanagh, Sung by Luke Kelly

By at November 11, 2013 | 11:18 am | 0 Comment

On Raglan Road of an autumn day I saw her first and knew That her dark hair would weave a snare that I might one day rue; I saw the danger, and I passed along the enchanted way, And I said, let grief be a fallen leaf at the dawning of the day. On Grafton Street in November we tripped lightly along the ledge Of the deep ravine where can be seen the worth of

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About Grafton Street

Grafton Street was named after Henry FitzRoy, The 1st Duke of Grafton, he was the illegitimate son of Charles II of England who owned land in the area and was developed from a country lane by the Dawson family in 1708, after whom the parallel Dawson Street is named.

Grafton Street runs from the top of St. Stephen's Green to (Trinity) College Green.