|the long room (library) at Trinity College|
Dublin is a UNESCO City of Literature. We visited the Book of Kells, the Long Room Library,
The Writers' Museum and the National Library of Ireland. Plaques about the city honour James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift, Arthur Clark among others. It seemed to me that there were bookshops on almost every block in Dublin.
|in the park next to Saint Patrick's Cathedral|
I was surprised how inexpensive food has been in our first week. After eating a hearty (for me) breakfast (5 euros), we usually only need one other meal during the day. Seafood is delicious and relatively inexpensive. I do not usually favour hearty stews or pies because heavy meals make me sleepy.
The Irish people are so friendly and helpful. Every time that we look a little bit lost, someone appeared to provide the necessary information.
Our pace is too fast for me. I miss the easy days of wandering the streets. I am reading The Irish Country Doctor which is set in Country Down not far from where my grandmother was born. In a few days, we will be crossing into Northern Ireland.