Today’s blog is proof positive that knowledge, even assumed, is merely connecting the dots of information.
Dot 1 was inspired by curiosity. On one of my regular trips to Dunmanway, I spotted this unusual tiled band on a detached house on the Relief Road.
The house was situated where one might expect a lodge but appeared to be a bit more grand than most lodges.
Dot 2 was provided by the internet some weeks later when I went looking at mRNA and RECO and some more abbreviations/words on the tiles. I was quickly overloaded with matters well beyond my scientific knowledge.
I then knew that the tiled band related to DNA but was really no nearer why it was on someone’s house.
Dots 3 and 4 fell instep almost together.
I read of the West Cork Education Centre project, ’What is Life’, which was in conjunction with Prof John Atkins of U.C.C.
Atkins is a name on a few buildings in Dunmanway. A question of a local confirmed that the lands upon which this ‘lodge’ sits are of the Atkins family.
I now suppose that Prof Atkins, or a relation, is responsible for the writing of the wall – the detail on the façade of the building.
I think I have solved my own question.
I do like the tiles.