5 famous seats Dublin

The Hungry Seat

The King’s Inns,
Constitution Hill
Inns Quay
 

Yes, of course trees need food too, but it’s just unusual one would choose to devour a bench. Over many many years this large and Heritage protected London Plane tree has grown in and around the bench literally consuming it and creating a fantastic photo opportunity.

Wittgenstein's steps

The Great Palm House
at the National Botanical Gardens
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www.botanicgardens.ie

The Botanical Gardens are a stunning place to wander around, weather permitting, but for those looking for some celebrity value to their trip: the famous philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein lived and worked in Dublin for two years in the 1940s. He could often be found sitting and writing on the front steps at the Palm House.

Samuel Beckett's bench

Foxrock Village

It’s only fair that the genius behind Waiting for Godot, Endgame, Come and Go, and Krapp’s Last Tape should have a permanent commemorative piece in his name in Foxrock. After all, he was born here in 1906. In memory there is a plaque and two inscribed seats.

Patrick Kavanagh

Wilton Terrace
Grand Canal Dock

Besides this bronze bench of man and seat fused together, there is also a simple Kavanagh seat on the south bank at the Lock Gates of the Baggot Street Bridge. And then there’s the third seat, another fused man and seat memorial, outside the Raglan Road pub in Disneyland, Orlando Florida.

Haslam Memorial seat

St Stephen’s Green

Anna and Thomas Haslam were the founding members of the Dublin Women’s Suffrage Association in 1876. Anna was a hugely popular feminist rights campaigner and was pivotal in achieving the right to vote for women. Thomas wrote and published The Woman’s Advocate in 1874. The inscription on the seat is dedicated to their many years of devotion to a worthy cause.

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