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Ireland 2007: Day 5 - Book of Kells


We departed UCD and headed back to downtown Dublin. Along the way Doris offered history on some of the buildings and sites we passed. She also pointed out some good "shopping zones".

We made our way to Trinity College and went in to see the book of Kells. Kept under glass (and lock and key with major security) this relic is truly a work of art! We then headed upstairs to the library which was longer than the entire first floor of Donahue Hall and lined with floor to ceiling (at least 20 feet high) book shelves, holding an imprssive collection of books and manuscripts.

We then had lunch on our own and spent free time in the city. The city itself is hustling and bustling - with just as many commuting issues as Boston. But it certainly is not as pretty as the parts of the country we toured through on the first leg of our journey.

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