Monday, June 8, 2015

Sharry Bain 6/8/2015

Today we got off to an early start; we took the “short bus” from Limerick to Dublin. Once we got to Dublin, we checked into the Jurys Inn Hotel. In the lobby of the hotel we held two staff rides: the first on David Norris by Chelsea & Emily, and the second on Mairead Maguire by Dagmar & Sharry. We passed the beautiful Dublin Castle on the way to Trinity College.

Trinity College was established in 1592 and is Ireland’s oldest university with Protestant (Anglican) heritage. While touring Trinity College, Tammy & Valerie gave their staff ride about Mary Robinson. We then headed to the Trinity College Library for a tour on the Book of Kells. The Library of Trinity College is a legal deposit library for Ireland and the United Kingdom, containing over 4.5 million printed volumes and significant quantities of manuscripts (including the Book of Kells), maps and music. The Book of Kells is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin, containing the four Gospels of the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke & John) together with various prefatory texts and tables.
The Library at Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin

After the tour of the Book of Kells, we had free time. Some of us went shopping and site seeing and others went to tour the Guinness Factory and became “certified” to pour Guinness. The day ended with a Farewell Dinner at the Brazen Head (the oldest pub in Ireland, established in 1198) with good food, lots of laughter and great people.
Farewell Dinner at the Brazen Head
This was truly an unforgettable and mind-opening experience.

“Live without regrets. Learn without borders.”


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