PART 2 OF 11 -- DUBLIN, IRELAND

TRINITY COLLEGE

Trinity College was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I.

Originally a Protestant college, it only began to take Catholics in numbers after 1970,

when the Catholic Church relaxed its opposition to them attending.

   

THE BOOK OF KELLS (three of many pictures)

The Book of Kells was written on vellum (cow skin) around the year 800 AD by the monks.

The manuscripts contain magnificent calligraphy, geometric shapes, different colors of ink.

ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL

St. Patrick is said to have baptized converts to Christianity at a well that

once existed in the park alongside the cathedral.  Because of this association

with St. Patrick, a church has stood here since the fifth century.  The Normans

built a church in stone on this site in 1191.  This was rebuilt in the early

thirteenth century and is the building we see today.  Archbishop Minot rebuilt

the west tower in 1370 after a fire and the spire was added in 1749.

OUTSIDE ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL

INSIDE ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL

INSIDE ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL

IRISH DOORS

DUBLIN CASTLE

Dublin Castle is more of a palace than a castle and is currently used to entertain

heads of state. It was originally built on the orders of King John in 1204 and has

enjoyed a somewhat quiet history. Silken Thomas Fitzgerald laid siege in 1534,

a fire destroyed much of the castle in 1684, and the events of the 1916 Easter

Rising. It was lightly defended in 1916 and probably would have fallen if the

insurrectionists only realized how light the opposition was they faced. The castle

was used as the official residence of the British viceroys of Ireland, until the

Viceregal Lodge was built in Phoenix Park. Earlier it had been used as a prison.

Red Hugh O'Donnell, one of the last of the great Gaelic leaders, escaped from the

Record Tower in 1591, was recaptured, and escaped again in 1592.

INSIDE DUBLIN CASTLE

Wateford Chandeliers and carpet hand made by native Irish

people guaranteed to last 100 years

GUINNESS BREWERY

LADIES ENJOYING SOME PINTS OF GUINNESS BEER

IRISH PUBS

ON THE 'TEMPLE BAR' STREET

DUBLIN AT NIGHT

IRISH DEAF STUDENTS

We met some of them at the train station.

They came back to school in Dublin by train after week-end stay at home.

Irish Fingerspelling Alphabet

AA BB CC DD
EE FF GG HH
II JJ KK LL
MM NN OO PP
QQ RR SS TT
UU VV WW XX
YY ZZ