Friday, 16 December 2011
Stairlifts Dublin - Southern Ireland Stairlifts
If you are looking for the Castle Comfort Stairlifts legendary website
Castle Comfort Stairlifts offers top brand stairlifts, keen prices and fast installs for all those seeking stairlifts in Dublin, Southern Ireland. And all work comes with our no-quibble guarantees and famous customer service satisfaction.
on 01 513 3658 If however, you are looking for fascinating facts about the area then feel free to read on.
Stairlifts Dublin – Stairlifts Southern Ireland
As sure as the River Liffey runs through the centre of Dublin, Castle Comfort Stair Lifts can offer advice to any in the area looking for a stairlift.
Not sure which one you need? Straight, curved or perched, which will be best for you? Take a look at our advice and then give us a call on 01 513 3658 if you need more information. We also have helpful information about grants too.
There’s a romance to Ireland’s capital city that stretches across seas and oceans. With the Irish good nature, the ‘black stuff’ and the folk music of this country it is little wonder that it beckons visitors from far and wide.
A few years ago, Dublin as the capital of Ireland spearheaded the economic surge; it is known as the Celtic Tiger period (1997 – 2009) named after the East Asian Tigers: South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan who all experienced a similar rapid economic growth period. Unfortunately since then there has been a downturn as in many other countries and Dublin is no longer as buoyant.
Ireland went from being one of the poorest countries in the world to one of the richest. At the time, Dublin was one of the most expensive cities (13th) in the European Union. It was the 10th richest in the world in terms of personal income and 4th in purchasing power. It was also the 58th most expensive place in the world to live at the peak of this period with house prices soaring.
The Dublin area was a source of employment for many and still is. Although many of its traditional industries from brewing to textiles have dwindled, an influx of financial services, pharmaceutical and IT and communications companies have been attracted to this city and its surrounding areas.
One of these companies is Google who opened its offices in Dublin in 2003 and now employs 2,000 people. They’ve been voted ‘Best company to work for’ three times. The Dublin Office assists people with using its products across the whole of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. At any one time you might hear up to 50 different languages spoken on their helplines! Google make sure their staff have a friendly place to work with bean-bagged break out areas, games rooms and a gym.
Another IT giant, Microsoft also chose Dublin as its European headquarters. Like Google they have been voted ‘Best place to work’ three years in a row and they employ a staff of almost 2,000 which includes contract staff. They service the same areas as Google and their operations cover software development and testing, localisation, finance and sales and marketing.
We can’t visit Dublin without mentioning the Black Stuff. Guinness has been brewed in Dublin since the early 18th century and now more than 1.8 billion pints of this thick stout are sold world-wide every year. As well as its taste, even non-drinkers are aware of its iconic advertising campaigns. Remember The Surfer?
If you’re no longer up to riding the surf at least you can still enjoy a pint of Guinness. Castle Comfort Stair Lifts will help you manage the stairs no matter what state you’re in after a pint or two!
If you’re not sure which one you need, or which will be the best for you, please take a look at the comparisons on our website. Watch the video of our founders Keith and Anne and give you local office a call on 01 513 3658 for more information.
Castle Comfort Stair Lifts won’t give you the hard sell but will help you define your needs.
Back to the romance
The Dublin accent or brogue, to use an Irish word, and language is captivating. The Irish language is Gaelic and not many still speak it. What we hear mostly now is a form of English that is affected by Gaelic. English was first brought to Ireland during the Norman Conquest (12th century) and is officially known as Hiberno-English.
Irish lends many words to this dialect especially in formal occasions i.e. the Taoiseach or the Head of Government. There are also no Irish words that directly translate yes and no, so the common way of responding is a repetition of the verb in the question either positively or negatively i.e. ‘Are you coming home soon?’ ‘I am.’
Some colloquialisms like craic meaning fun epitomise the Irish language for us. ‘It’s worth the craic’.
Who do you recognise from Dublin?
Dublin has a long history of famous or well-known residents. There’s a long line of writers who hail from this fair city including James Joyce best known for Ulysses and The Dubliners, Nobel Prize winner for literature Samuel Becket who took his influences from Joyce and is considered one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Playwright George Bernard Shaw, also a Nobel Prize winner for Literature who excelled in satire and black comedy and Oscar Wilde best known for The Importance of Being Ernest, The Picture of Dorian Gray and also his infamous trial for Sodomy and gross indecency for which he was sent to prison.
Bram Stoker also came from Dublin and wrote the famous novel Dracula; as does another Nobel Prize winner for literature, the playwright and poet W B Yeats.
Two living authors who claim Dublin as their home town are Maeve Binchy and Roddy Doyle; both write about Ireland. Roddy Doyle has had several novels turned in films including the most famous, The Commitments.
Irish actor Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects) hails from Dublin as does Colin Farrell who has won Best Actor for a number of appearances in films.
Another Dublin actor Michael Gambon has appeared as Prof Dumbledore in all 6 Harry Potter films. Jonathan Rhys Myers who starred in Bend it Like Beckham and The Tudors is another one; award winning actress Brenda Fricker (for her part in My Left Foot) is also a ‘Dubliner’. Hollywood actress Maureen O’Hara long term friend of John Wayne also came from this ‘fair city’.
Musicians and singers abound from this city! There’s Bono lead singer with U2, Nicky Byrne singer with Westlife and Bryan McFadden former singer with Westlife, Bob Geldof of the Boomtown Rats, Sinaed O’Connor, Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy, the folk band the Dubliners, Siobham Fahey singer with Bananarama and the unforgettable Jedward.
You don’t need to be fans of Jedward to call Castle Comfort Stair Lifts! We supply brand new or reconditioned stairlifts, mains or battery operated and installation is quick taking between an hour and half a day depending on your choice of chairlift.
If you’ve got any questions for us don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01 513 3658 and your life could be made easier before you can say ‘in Dublin’s Fair City’.
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Interesting reading about the many famous faces from Dublin - but I must point out that although Michael Gambon was indeed in 6 Harry Potter films - but Richard Harris was the first Dumbledore. He was Dumbledore in the first 2 films and then took the stairlift to heaven before the third !ReplyDelete
Very good story of dublin, very interesting, congratulations for the blog and for the great work they are doing Keith and Ann with the Stairlifts. Good work Castle ComfortReplyDelete