In Dublin, we visited Leo Burdock's. I'm not really a fish and chips kind of person, but we heard about Burdock's and several celebs have dined on their fare, so we thought we would give it a go. The line was long. Maybe because it's Dublin's oldest chipper. :) We shared smoked fish and fresh cod. The smoked fish wasn't bad, but honestly, my stomach was protesting later. We dined in front of Christ Church which was beautiful against the Fall leaves.
We also visited Trinity College. The courtyard was beautiful, but the main reason we visited was to see the Book of Kells. I was trying to wrap my head around just how old the book is. My kids certainly had trouble understanding that. The script and images were amazingly detailed. If you're unfamiliar with the Book of Kells, it is a manuscript written on calf skin that contains the four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. It is believed to be written around the year 800. Unfortunately, no photography allowed, so you'll just have to make a visit there to see it for yourself!
It was a chilly day in Dublin, but we had a great time exploring a new city. Until we meet again, Ireland...peace.
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