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Today was amazing! We woke up at 7 which meant that we could be on our way early. After a great Irish breakfast, we headed to the Kilmainham Gaol where we learned about the city history and the various uprisings.

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We grabbed a coffee…

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… And headed for Trinity College to see the Book of Kells. It’s from AD 800 and is a ridiculously beautiful version of the 4 gospels… Illustrated and written on vellum with amazing art. (No photos allowed.) We then headed up to the Old Library which had thousands of books… Organized by size!

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After that, we headed to St. Patrick’s Cathedral… A highlight for me! We toured and I lit a candle for my grandmother. I brought her Irish rosary with me and prayed with it which I did so in her memory.

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We were done touring by 3 and started walking to find a pub for lunch. We had a great meal and then shopped around some. I am amazed at the amount of green crap they sell here for tomorrow’s holiday. I was told they don’t!! Here’s a final photo of the

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Now off to bed early… Tomorrow is a big day!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Mary, I know you miss him:

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