Dublin, Ireland

Thursday, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

May weather: Average temps of 64°/48°F. Record temps of 80°/30°F. Average precip of 2.3″.

Currency: Euro (€).

The name Dublin comes from ’Dubh Linn’ meaning ’Black Pool’ after a pool where the Vikings sheltered their longboats.

Walking tour

Christ Church Cathedral
Looking up
Looking up
I love looking up at the different height and shape towers.

Street scenes

Street scene
Street scene
Dublin was a juxtaposition of old and new buildings



Trinity College

Around the college

See the Book of Kells in Trinity College Library at Trinity College in the heart of Dublin City.  Open 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.  Admission: €9 (8.50 if booked on-line) for seeing the illuminated manuscript and the exhibitions.  They recommend 40-60 minutes for a visit.  Explanatory leaflet

The Old Library

Stan asked a staff member how long it had been since the “Old Library” had been in general use as a library. He carefully checked his watch, and said “about an hour”, that being when he last let a researcher up to the second floor. The entire library is still open to the students for research. The oldest book was printed in 1453. The most recent printing? 1898.

The stacks
The stacks
Each bookcase went so high that it had its own library ladder

Time at the pub

Drinks too
Drinks too
Okay, so we had alcoholic bevers to go with our pub dinner

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