Historical Goodies – 1st Edition

The Spire of Dublin, officially titled the Monument of Light

Probably the first major monument that we encountered in our midnight walk on the first day was the infamous Dublin Spire. It is not a historical goodie, per se, rather a monument to… well, no one knows. The Spire actually has many names – “The Stiletto in the Ghetto”, “The Skewer in the Sewer”, “The Height of Folly”, “Bertie’s Erection”, “The Stick in the Sick”, “The Spire in the Mire”, “The Poker near Croker”, “The Nail in the Pale”, but among us we lovingly call it “The Stiffy by the Liffey” [pronounced Liffy].

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