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The Dublin Experience

Well, I am not too sure I can really call this a Dublin Experience. Our first day in Dublin, was spent at the Guinness Storehouse learning how to pour the perfect pint, learning how to drink the “ruby red” goodness of the Guinness, enjoy it, and then, hmmmmm, what else? 167 more words

The countdown starts

There are three weeks left until I have to go home. That means I have no time to waste time. This weekend we crossed off a few more things from our last. 545 more words


Monastic Ireland - a Gift of the Nile!

Alf Monaghan’s illustrated talk looks at the history of early Irish Christianity from a different perspective – a Mediterranean perspective.

It provides a tantalizing glimpse under the veil of history. 108 more words


Visiting the Trinity College

This college was founded in the year 1592 and is the sole constituent college of the University of Dublin. 451 more words


Tour of Dublin and the Book of Kells

12 April 2016 Tuesday morning

This morning, in a nod to the Catholic members on the tour, we attended mass at St. Mary’s Pro-cathedral (later our guide would explain to us that a “pro-cathedral” was a cathedral-in-waiting, although St. 1,217 more words

Kells - Turning Darkness into Light

The Book of Kells is perhaps one of the most well-known illuminated texts in the world.  Completed in the 9th century, the Book contains all four gospels of the New Testament and is considered one of Ireland’s greatest treasures.  432 more words


Being not up to snuff

I know I am really sick when I don’t pick up a pen or paintbrush or some other implement of creation. I am feeling better now. 101 more words