Friday, August 23, 2019

Weekend Roundup

Welcome to The Weekend Roundup...hosted by Tom The Back Roads Traveler
ABC Wednesday

1. Starts with "H"
2. A Favorite
3.  HALF - chosen by Tom

HAAN beer in William Creek, the Outback, Australia 2015.


Mom and Dad at the HOLE in the Wall Pub in Dublin Ireland 1989.

Half-penny or ha'penny Bridge Dublin Ireland.

Prior to the building of the Liffey Bridge, passenger ferries carried the people of Dublin across the River Liffey every day. When told by city officials that either his ferries would have to have substantial repairs or the city would need a bridge, ferry operator William Walsh elected for the bridge to be built, as long as he was entitled to a toll of a halfpenny (or ha’penny) from anyone crossing it for the next 100 years. True to their word, the city allowed him to extract the toll until 1919 when the turnstiles at either end were removed. By that time, the nickname had stuck.

Not to worry, there's a pub on the other side called the Ha'Penny.


The coin you would have used to cross the bridge. Ireland now uses the Euro.


HUNG Drawn and Quartered Pub London England 2010. I can never resist using this pub when required for a challenge. And yes, this is one we did have a drink and a meal.

A plaque on the external wall of the nearby pub quotes a passage from the famous diarist Samuel Pepys after he witnessed an execution in Charing Cross on 13th October, 1660: “I went to see Major General Harrison. Hung drawn and quartered. He was looking as cheerful as any man could in that condition”.
Thomas Harrison fought with Parliament during the Civil War and was among those who signed the death warrant of King Charles I. Found guilty of regicide after the Restoration, he was hung, drawn and quartered


  1. The bridge is quite a sight! I'd heard of it, just can't remember seeing it.

  2. Would enjoy a Hahn in the Hole in the Wall Pub. :) Love reading the story of the bridge. Not sure how someone hung, drawn, and quarted could be cheerful. :)

  3. ...another beerrific Post! I don't know many beers, but I do recognize Hahn. I think that there are lots of places called Hole in the Wall. Beautiful bridge. Great Ha'Penny sign. The Hung Drawn and Quartered Pub, what a name. Thanks Jackie, enjoy your weekend.

  4. I never knew why that bridge was called that and a lovely image of it and a great shot of the 1/2d coin. I hope you have a great weekend.

  5. Hi Jackie, I think the bridge is beautiful! All very nice "H" photos! The "half" cent is really cool, I wonder how many countries use a half cent? Have a nice weekend!

    1. The half penny was discontinued in 1985. Ireland converted to the Euro in 2002.

  6. Lovely photo's… A country that intrigues me, has done for 'ages', but I never went there

    Have a heartwarming en splendid ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    M e l o d y (team ABC-W)

  7. The ha'penny, I expect, became obsolete, monetarily.


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