Ireland Days #3-4
Sometimes I think of coffee as a blessed brew served by an angel of mercy, and Day 3 begins with a perfect cup.
Breakfasts here are hearty and delicious…enough to fuel one through an entire day.
A visit to Trinity College Dublin to see The Book of Kells is first up. I have my ticket, purchased the evening before at the little college store just inside the main gate. There are only six or so in the queue when I arrive in the morning. Lovely…until realizing this is the line to purchase tickets at the exhibit itself. I head to the other line, which has a few more folks, but once the doors open, I am inside with not more than a five minute wait.
I head straight to the Book of Kells. After a four-week online course in preparation for this moment, I bypass the interpretive exhibits and a few steps more bring me to the book itself. Only three others are at the case, and it is easy to get a full and unobstructed view of the two open pages. The detail is absolutely incredible. When the case is surrounded by many others, it is time to move on into the library itself.
The harp of Brian Boru is also here.
After, I find my way to the bus, and head to Galway for a one night stop before picking up a car. On the walk to the lodging, this sign seems perfect.
Door knockers and windows always seem to catch my eye.
A delicious dinner at Martine’s, a hearty breakfast after a good night’s sleep, and I’m soon behind the wheel, and driving very carefully on the left hand side of very narrow roads!
Out of the city now, and a stop at Dunguaire Castle.
And since it is a very sunny day, on to The Cliffs of Moher.
On to the ferry to cross the River Shannon…
arriving at lodging on the Invergh Peninsula just as the sun sets in the west.
To be continued…