A Brief Tour of Dublin
Trip Start Jun 12, 2010
35Trip End Jul 18, 2010
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We took the train to Trinity College (founded in 1592) to see the "Book of Kells" exhibit in their 4.5 million volume library. The Book of Kells is a four volume, handmade New Testament created by Celtic monks c.800 AD. According to the exhibit, it is a decorative work, not made for actual use. (Yes. I'm married to a school teacher.)
After a meandering walk through Grafton Street (fashion district and an amazing grocery store) and the city center, we took the bus to the Botanical Garden which was lovely
Our return to the hotel included a ride on the second deck of the double decker bus. This is not a fun as it sounds when your view includes several near misses and what seemed like certain death for a cyclist down streets resembling bike paths.
We dined at a pub - stealing the coasters, Peggy. I had the Irish stew and Heidi had Fish and Chips and a half pint of Guinness. I tasted it, and it was pretty good. The TV in the pub was running a news story about a big report on "Bloody Sunday" and how the British prime minister commented that the massacre was unjustified. It felt amazing to be here at this historic moment. Shocking that it took so long: 1972. Neither Heidi or I were born yet.