When you need a place to unwind, there's no better a place to get lost in thought than the park. Not the pubs crammed with people, not the street with its narrow, dirty pavements overhanging the traffic, not the noisy restaurants, not the sweltering buses, not the cafés ready to pour today's cuppa, not the cinemas with numbered seats. All those things come after. But first, the park. In Dun Laoghaire, it's the People's Park.
Undoubtedly, many people consider Monday specially unpleasant in the calendar. Especially after the delicious freedom of Saturday and Sunday. A bit of work and some discipline. That's not such a bad thing, is it?