Because of that, I got really excited when a YMCA member of staff invited me to accompany her to vote. I could witness the whole process and compare the differences between Spanish & Irish elections. It surprised me that the ballot here shows the faces of every candidate, and moreover, a small biography, like a Twitter bio.
In Spain, the presidential elections held in December set out a polemic about one party showing the candidate’s face in the ballot, and the other parties claimed this to be an indicator for a “potential person-centric government”.
Apparently is just a matter of customs!
Having spotted that, I definitely had to go inside the building and ask to see the statue closer. This lady was extremely kind and stopped cleaning the church’s benches to grab my arm and lead me to the backyard. They have this virgin Mary piece protected behind bars to prevent vandalizing acts to be aimed at it. Definitely it looks beautiful and it’s a pity that is has to be so isolated, in my opinion.In the meantime I learnt that Oliver Cromwell first set a foot in Ireland in the area that today is called the Docks. “And he has not being much loved ever since”, end of quote.