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.
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.