This door at St Patrick’s Cathedral has a hole cut through it where a lord who had taken refuge in the cathedral was asked to shake hands for a truce with the lord he was fighting with. He reluctantly put his hand out to shake. What I am wondering is how the other lord cut the hole in the door without the church getting very upset.
This memorial is in honor of all the Irish who immigrated to Canada during the great potato famine, as well as those who died. There is a matching memorial somewhere in Canada. It is a moving reminder of the hardship that has shaped this country and left its mark on the history of Ireland.
Yesterday was both fabulous and frustrating. I took the bus back to Dublin, leaving at 7:15 for a tour I wasn’t sure I’d be able to go on. Happily that all worked out and by 9:30 I was on the tour bus for Newgrange, also known as Bruin Na Boinne. There were only 8 other […]
Two days in beautiful and peaceful Glendalough has done a lot for settling the spirit. This valley about 1.5 hours from Dublin is home to an 8th century ruined monastic settlement. According to legend, St Kevin lived and prayed alone in a cave for several years. The cave can be seen by hiking to the […]
I safely touched down in Dublin and took a taxi to my hostel, given that it was almost 10pm. The next day I took some organizing and laundry time and then happily adventured to the BOOK OF KELLS!!! For those of you who have sadly gotten to this point in your lives without knowing of […]