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The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-03-10 17:22
Subject: Finding the Porterhouse
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I have a suggestion for the next PhoenixCon ReadMe. And indeed, for the Octocon ReadMe.

Give directions to the Porterhouse.

Seriously, it's a strong tradition for people to gather there the lunchtime after the last day of the con, but not everyone automatically knows where it is. This time, I know that Laura Anne Gilman had difficulty finding it (being directed off the wrong way down Grafton Street), and Steve Westcott ended up so lost that he was only found when we checked the airport, where he was wistfully waiting for a passing seagull Aer Arann plane to whisk him home.

ETA: And Catie Murphy and Ted also had problems. (I knew there was at least someone else there who'd had difficulties.)

ETA: Checking, it seems that there are now three Porterhouses in Dublin itself, as well as those ones in Bray and Covent Garden. This means that simplicity of the old 'Bray or Dublin' choice (one that was easy for those on foot in Dublin) has been lost.
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Doing simply dreadful things too
User: clanwilliam
Date: 2010-03-10 17:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Noted. If you remember, can you prod me closer to the time?
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-03-10 17:28 (UTC)
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I'll try to remember, but please don't rely on me doing it. I'd suggest you put it on your todo list (if you have one).
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Megabitch
User: megabitch
Date: 2010-03-10 17:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Good idea... I found two last time!
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-03-10 18:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Two whats? Porterhouses? Or lost peoples?

(I know there's a Porterhouse down in Bray, but if you've gone that far out, you're seriously lost.)
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Barry: 31 Landscape
User: hobnobs
Date: 2010-03-10 23:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:31 Landscape
or I'm visiting family. :)
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-03-11 08:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
And it seems there are three in Dublin itself.
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Alex McLintock
User: alexmc
Date: 2010-03-10 18:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Damn good idea. I always end up walking past it and trying to remember the route :-)
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kit
User: mizkit
Date: 2010-03-10 18:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Indeed, the reason Ted and I never attended a Dead Dog previous to this year was we could never find the pub. :)
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-03-10 18:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It's easy to find, if you have been there before.
  • Find the Liffey.
  • Look for the Ha'penny Bridge.
  • Go two bridges upstream from that (towards the Guinness Brewery), and turn left - you're on Parliament Street.
  • Go up to the first cross street, and the front door of the Porterhouse is to your left.
(I tend to look for Sunlight Chambers on the corner. Sunlight Chambers)
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irishkate: bouncy
User: irishkate
Date: 2010-03-11 00:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:bouncy
Scarily intelligent idea - I only found the place as I had a guide - and I knew I had walked past it several times during the previous year thinking "So THAT'S where it is - right, must remember that"
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