The Book of Kells

Guest Blog by Scott.

We spent the day today hanging out around Dublin seeing the various attractions. Trinity College was the highlight of the day as we saw the Illuminated Manuscript from around 800 AD known as the Book of Kells. This rendition of the four Gospels is a colorful, handwritten, art-filled book and the original is located right at the college. We also saw the old Trinity College library, which was an amazing sight.

Other highlights of the day included our visit to a rather large Catholic bookstore named “Veritas,” where I bought a chaplet with shamrocks on the beads; apple crepes; lots of souvenir and gift purchases from Carroll’s Irish Gift Shop; and an attempted visit to Dublin castle (we got there just a little too late).

More fun facts about Ireland:

  • The Gideons made it to Ireland hotels too! We found their bible in a drawer.
  • The Yellow Pages of Ireland are called the “Golden Pages.”
  • There is no smoking in any of the Irish pubs.