Yesterday we ended up visiting Trinity College first. We were given a campus tour by a student (who was anxiously awaiting the results of his exam) and saw the Book of Kells in the Old Library. It was great to hear about the campus from a student's perspective mixed with a little history and a few facts.
|Waiting in line to see the Book of Kells with hundreds of our closest friends (and a man who appears to be passed out).|
(Warning: Sports nerd alert!) After Trinity College, Christine indulged me by agreeing to go out to the Gaelic Athletic Association museum and Croke Stadium. GAA is devoted solely to Irish sport (football, hurling, and handball).
We walked through the museum and tried our hands/feet at a few sports-related games. I hit the sliotar (ball in hurling) 63 KPH, my great accomplishment of the afternoon. I was not as good (or at all) at kicking the football for points.
|In the upper deck of Croke Stadium, which seats over 82,000.|
|One of our pub stops|
|Our perfect pours!|
We jumped back on the bus to make our way to #29 Georgian Street. The house is designed to look as it would have in the 1800s. The video at the beginning was more than a little hokey and the tour guide was a touch awkward, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
Last we ended with a walk along O'Connell Street, filled with statues and capped by the Remembrance Garden. Though, due to the rain, the walk was quick and more focused on a little shopping.
|Looking a little wet at the Garden of Remembrance.|