Well once we were moving yesterday we headed off to Trinity College to see the Book of Kells, one of my main missions for Dublin. It’s always interesting to see something that has survived through the ages, something that has seen so much humanity and life come and go. The art work is phenomenal and so rich with meaning. We wandered through the long room of the library with that beautiful musty smell of old book and slidey ladders leaning against the shelves. There were many books on display from Shakespeare to Martin Luther, again the artwork in the books was amazing, obviously we were unable to read anything in the books because they were written in Gaelic and German, etc.
It was coffee time so a bit of a chill before heading to Soul Picnic in one of the parks. The sun was shining and we just laid back on the grass for a while. Now it was called soul picnic but the music was reggae, so I reckon a more appropriate name would have been reggae picnic, still it was nice to just sit back and watch the world go by and people watch.
Next it was Dublin Castle, but I have to be honest we arrived there and decided that we would just use the toilets so all we got to see was the courtyard of the castle before heading back for a little rest before we hit Temple Bar once more. On our way back to temple bar there was a leprechaun and I have to confess how we all stereotype because leprechauns are usually white with red hair but this guy was black and I am sorry but it did take us back a little – only in Ireland hey!
We got to the pub in time for some fiddley dee music and a bit of thigh slapping, what else do you want in and Irish bar really, combine that with a pint and all is well in the world, we even managed to get home straight away, no detours or getting lost – Sarah and myself have definitely one thing in common, neither of us has a sense of direction so needless to say the whole weekend has been full of detours and walking in the complete opposite direction to where we need or want to be!
It’s the last day today, so it’s time to pack up the trusty rucksack and clean my bit of the dorm before we meet up with Alan, his mum and his aunty to spend the day wandering, then it’s off to old blighty to visit the family and see how Hull is looking these days, it’s four years since I was last back but I’m not expecting too many changes!