Let’s make it clear, as much as I have been criticising the current politics in Dublin and in Ireland, it is only because I love this town. It has been my home for the past 18 years. It has been the backdrop to my life. it has been the base where I have traveled far and wide to play music, but always return. And when I return, I take a walk along the Liffey to the docklands, a walk I have enjoyed for a many year now. From the docklands I head up the canal and eventually turn back to town.
I drink my coffee from the cafes along these streets, I enjoy my occasional pint in the corner of the pubs that has been the centres and social gathering places in the Irish society, almost a living room. I listen to the music played live in so many bars, it brings this town alive. With the good and the bad, I love this town
Check out this wonderful poem and video, it explains it better than I ever could.
Poem written by Louis MacNeice and recited by Stephen James Smith.
The author J.P. Kallio is a singer songwriter
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