I’ve been thinking about doing things for others a lot lately. It might be because of the recent
trip where kindness was heaped upon Chris and me at every turn. The Irish people are so friendly and generally of such sweet and fun-loving spirit.I am pleased that my ancestors came from such a place. Here’s what really gets me about Ireland – we all know that she’s been through some really tough times and those tough times weren’t so long ago and yet I was greeted there by friendly faces and a general feeling of welcome. Ireland
as a first stop for your trip to Dublin , especially if you only have a week to visit like Chris and I did. If you can stay for two weeks, I think I’d recommend Ireland , the west coast and Dublin . I need to go back for another visit to truly test this theory, but I believe I am advising you appropriately. Northern Ireland
We landed in
Upon arrival in
Our next full day was sightseeing on our own and we did it up right with
, The Chester Beatty Library (my favorite thing ever), Dublin Castle and the Book of Kells, St. Patrick’s, Christ’s Church and dinner with friends again. Trinity College
By far the highlight of my city sightseeing was the Chester Beatty Library where I saw Egyptian Scrolls dating from 300 BC! I saw copies of the Gospels of Matthew and John written in 90 AD. On and on with the amazing bits of history; my mind could hardly grasp what I was seeing and the importance of it. I was overwhelmed and completely thrilled.
The next day we took a country excursion with J&A to Powerscourt. It was amazing. It was the first time we really got to see those rolling Irish hills. The green was everywhere and the heather, well, the heather was romantic. I felt like I was in a Jan Austen book just waiting for Mr. Darcy to come charging over the
and through the heather field. Sigh. I miss Moore . Ireland
Enough for today - to be continued! I should have a finished sock to show you too - but for now, this is all the news that's fit to knit!