Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral, Temple Bar
Trip Start Jun 15, 2009
12Trip End Jun 26, 2009
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We then went to the oldest Medieval Church in Dublin, the Christ Church Cathedral, which was only a couple of blocks up the street
Dublin Castle was our next stop. We took the guided tour which explained the history and ended in the relatively recent excavation of one of the lost towers.
We then walked up to Trinity College and went through The Book of Kells exhibit. This book is believed to have been transcribed around 600 and has passed through a lot of hands until is was presented to Trinity college in the 1600s, where it has been ever since. The exhibit describes the entire history of The book of Kells and was very crowded. The exhibit ends in the library, which contains thousands of old books.
We walked up Grafton Street, which is the premier shopping area in Dublin. We had lunch at an upstairs restuarant. We then went into a jewelry store that I had gotten a necklace at in 2006. This time, I found a wonderful Celtic cross necklace that I purchased.
We then walked over the Ha penny Bridge and found a sweater shop. I found a cute Aran Islands sweater and decided to buy it. We then walked down to the Temple Bar area and had a Bailey's at the Hard Rock Cafe. We had done a lot of walking that day, so mom wanted to head back to the hotel. I walked back with her and then headed out to find a couple of souvenirs. I picked up a T-shirt for Dad and then an Irish sweatshirt for myself and one that mom wanted for my sister. I then picked up some food for us a McDonald's and brought it back to the hotel to finish off our trip.