I set out early from the hostel and headed straight with detours to Trinity College to see the famed Book of Kells. I had some trouble finding the place initially, mostly because I wanted the Trinity building to be any one of the other big buildings around it. And there was road work in front of the very small door. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

dublin

I was kinda baffled by how many buses there were in Dublin! They are absolutely everywhere. Don’t try to take pictures across a road, that’s going to be pretty hard..

dublin

There’s just street art everywhere in this city. Makes for some very enjoyable walks to where ever you are going..!

dublin

dublin

dublin

dublin

To be honest, I wasn’t hugely impressed with the Book of Kells. The exhibit leading up to it was nice, but still – it’s just a book the size of a 15″ Macbook. I think if you were there with a ton of others you would hardly even be able to see it, which would be disappointing.. That’s why it’s such a good thing that you can walk on and see the Long Room right after you’ve glanced at the Book of Kells, because that is something else entirely!

dublin long room

dublin long room

Beautiful room full of books, what more could you ask for. Also liked the statuettes along the all shelves.

dublin long room

dublin long room

After Trinity I went to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral. I’m a big fan of beautiful churches, and this was well worth the visit. I especially thought the floor was pretty special.

dublin patricks cathedral

dublin patricks cathedral

And they were just setting up the Christmas trees when I was there. How many Irish people do you need to put up a Christmas tree? Answer is: quite a few.

dublin patricks cathedral

dublin patricks cathedral

Look at this fantastic light..!

dublin patricks cathedral

After my visit to St. Patrick’s I really wanted to sit down with something sweet to eat and hot to drink, so I actually went straight to the Cathedral Café which is right across the road, and I’d like to recommend it to anyone visiting. It looked like everything was baked then and there. I got a big scone with jam and cream, and a super delicious slice of complimentary banana bread with my mocha. Furthermore, there was free wi-fi (didn’t test it though) and plenty of outlets I believe you could use if you needed to charge anything. View to the cathedral wasn’t bad either!

dublin patricks cathedral

Thus fuelled up I went on for the next big thing that day: The Guinness Storehouse experience..!

Have you visited Dublin? What did you think about the Book of Kells? Comment below!

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Dublin Walkathon: Temple Bar & Beyond
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