Heading to the Dublin Irish Festival this weekend. Dublin has grown to be one of the largest suburbs in the Columbus area. This year is the 25th Anniversary for the Dublin Irish Festival (at Coffman Park) this weekend. In 2010, Dublin celebrated its Bicentennial (founded in 1810), and in 1987, the Village of Dublin became the City of Dublin.
1) Welcome to Dublin
2) Dublin’s Blarney Stone- Yes, this Dublin has a Blarney Stone. Located on Bridge Street, near Indian Run Elementary.
3) Historic Dublin- The Downtown District for Dublin, located along Bridge Street (SR-161 & US-33) and High Street (Dublin Rd. & SR 745).
4) The Field of Corn- Located on the southwest corner of Frantz and Rings Rds., sculptor Malcolm Cochran sculpted this Field of Corn right there in 1994.
5) Muirfield- **Photo coming when I can hike to Muirfield**
6) Fletcher Coffman Homestead
7) St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin- The Saturday morning before St. Patrick’s Day, the City of Dublin comes alive with the St. Patrick’s Day parade through Historic Olde Dublin
8) Wendy’s Corporate Headquarters- I think by now, we know the story of Wendy’s (which started in Downtown Columbus in 1969), so I won’t bore you to death. This is once again, the corporate headquarters for the Columbus-born fast food joint.
9) The Field of Honor- This is a field of flags on the practice fields of Dublin Coffman High School, to commemorate the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks
10) Leatherlips- The Saga of Leatherlips, one of Dublin’s earliest residents. His gravestone is a few miles north of where this monument (at Scioto Park, near the banks of the Scioto River) is, right near the Columbus Zoo on Riverside Drive. One of the area’s most hidden secrets. The weather during the week(end) of the Memorial Tournament (on the other side of the Scioto River) can be attributed to this monument. Coincidentally, this photo was taken the week of this year’s Memorial Tournament.