When we were planning this trip, people kept asking us what we planned to do for a full week in Dublin – as if you could possibly see everything that Dublin (or any other city) has to offer in a week. We haven’t had any trouble finding things to keep us occupied.
On our last full day we visited the Book of Kells. It is an illustrated manuscript gospel book dating to 800 AD. It is interesting, but to be honest, the most interesting part of the visit was the Trinity College library.
And then, as we were getting ready to check out of our apartment, we discovered it was built on the site where Handel’s Messiah was performed for the very first time on the 13th of April in 1742 – with Handel conducting and playing the organ. We had a perfect view from our apartment of the statue in the courtyard commemorating the event.
We also discovered the perfect bar, with interesting events every night of the week.
We will be back.
Neat being surrounded by so much history. Sounds like a fabulous trip!
Yes it is neat, and we are definitely having a great time.