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... to the Trinity College. The university has graceful 18th century stone buildings and cobbled stone pathways dotted around the campus. Trinity College was first used to educate young protestant men but now has a co-educational population with female students outnumbering male. Within the confines of the Old Library the early 9th century Book of Kells is displayed. This pinnacle of Irish art is a Latin manuscript of the four ...
... downstairs, discovered it was raining, went back upstairs for the umbrella, then went outside, realised it was too windy for the umbrella, then put the umbrella back inside, went back outside then ended up just going to the pub next door as the weather was so horrible! I got a salad sandwich and Darren got bangers and mash, and I got a hot coffee which was great after those 20 seconds in the freezing wind! We had a chat there and ate our lunch then ...
... with reasonably long waiting times for next flight.
Lufthansa - As above without the waiting time, which can be around 2 hours.
A bit more expensive, but we chose Lufthansa. Shortest flight time and arrive at midnight, unlike the others (middle of the night, mainly), so we get to enjoy in full the first day.
Oh and a nice glass of Rheingauer Riesling in Frankfurt on the way out and back!
... the town of Malahide, which was a picturesque little town probably full of people with disposable income, and then up the coast north of Dublin to Howth Summit. Howth Summit is the top of a hill that features a great view of the coastline on the Irish Sea, with Baily Lighthouse out on a point far down below. With the green vegetation, the rocks, and the blue sea, it reminded me somewhat of the views in Hawaii – except much colder of course.
... the potato famine sculpture (near docks) and then went to Trinity College. Ok, I'm lame (hey, I studied numbers, not lit) and had not heard of The Book of Kells (along w several other people--just saying). :). But the book is there on display at TC and is quite beautiful. Fyi--its a book of the bible--Matt, Mark, Luke, John. They broke the sections of the book apart and only show pages of two books at a time for security. ...