Bio

Hi there. My name is Frank Lynam and I am a PhD student in Trinity College Dublin. I'm Irish and I wouldn't normally specify that except for the fact that I'm wondering whether Google's Knowledge Graph (it's semantic web engine) will pick up that particular bit of information. I've been living in Dublin for the majority of the years since my birth but I have been known on occasion to exit the country. I lived for a year in Bologna, la città grassa e rossa, in Italy and spent a year doing an MPhil in Mesopotamian Archaeology in the University of Cambridge.

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Narrative

I’m currently living in Dublin on the banks of the River Liffey. When I wake in the morning I can see the deer in the Phoenix Park. OK, that’s a bit of lie but if I stood on a stepladder it might be a possibility. It’s good to be back breathing the Joycean air. There’s something about Dublin. There’s a sense there that all Dubliners understand but would find it difficult to put into words. It’s that feeling that we all get when we are out along by the sea at Sandymount or when you pass by St James’s Brewery or catch a glimpse of Boland’s Mill. We all complain about the place – the general mess left behind by the revelries of Saturday night, the junkies on the boardwalk, the inept politicians – and we talk endlessly about leaving. But when it comes down to it, it’s not a bad place.

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