We drive through the Wicklow Mountains.
At the highest point the Wicklow Gap (470m) we decide that now the men of the group deserve a photo together with bus driver Tommy with his "Hurling"stick. Hurling is an old sport in Ireland with a stick, the hurley, and very popular in Ireland. Tommy was a keen player in a team and was very proud of his stick he had with him.
He gave a little demonstration how to balance the bal.
Then up to Glendalough, the cloister ruines founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century and plundered by the Vikings several times. But more than 600 years it had a thriving existence and a very complete round tower.
This is St. Kevin's kitchen.
And also here is music.
Than we arrive in the city of Dublin and watch the famous "Book of Kells" in the Trinity College, a manuscript written close to the year 800 (see the link).
And we visit the Old Library dating from 1732 filled with 200.000 books.
My Library heart was beating and I would have loved to take one of those books in my hand.
We have a walk in Dublin with beautiful weather.
And spent a visit to St.Patricks's Cathedral.
In the evening we had diner with Irish dances.
For those who think when will this Irish stuff ever end, tomorrow the last post.