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.



We grabbed a coffee…


… 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!



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.



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


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

Mary, I know you miss him:


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