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Overgrown facade of Fitzwilliam Hall - Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.  

Overgrown facade of Fitzwilliam Hall - Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.

Embraced by Irish Pride

October 14th 2013
My eyes lowered from the dim vaulted ceiling towering above me to the grand wooden shelves emblazoned by 200,000 fuscous books, their dull tones adding gravitas to one of the finest libraries in the world. The 65 metre Long Room at the Trinity College Library is a dream for fellow bibliophiles, but alas – so much knowledge and so little time. Two lines of marble busts sat beneath these rows of c ... read more
Europe » Ireland » County Kerry » Dingle Peninsula

Irish Flag Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than se... ... read more
31st October 2013

"...enchanted, entranced and enthralled"
Thanks for taking us on such an enchanting journey around coastal Ireland. Your prose perfectly captured the charm of the country, and your photos its beauty. Congratulations on staying in a castle and having such great weather!
1st November 2013

Thanks Tara, some places lend themselves to prose, and Ireland is one of them. This may have been assisted by my visit to Trinity College Library for not only did they have Jonathon Swift as one of its students but Samuel Beckett, Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde studied there as well. Walking within the same library where these literary luminaries worked probably inspired my writing to some degree.

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