Monday, January 17, 2011

Homes From Home

Leaving home first time, top floor, 3rd door from right, Rathmines

When my parents moved down the country I had to make the choice of either travelling with them and working in the local post office or remaining in Dublin. Being a seventeen year old made my decision to stay on in the city a lot less painful, so, for a while I lived between two homes, one in Rathmines the other in Cabra. In each of those homes I lived with an aunt and uncle.

Houses similar to aunt's house in Cabra. (source:

After my parents decided to return to Dublin I moved back with them for a couple of years then moved out permanently. I spent the next three years in a beautiful bedsit in Rathmines until I got married.

Bedsit in Rathmines

A couple of weeks ago hubby and I walked through Rathmines on one of our long walks into the city centre. The amazing thing was we passed by two of the homes and as I never had a photograph of either building I decided this was the opportunity to snap them. So glad I did. Memories of adolescent freedom.