In Ireland we drove around Killarney National Park and Ring of Kerry drive.
We rested at Ladies view.
Sheep were walking around freely.
There was no rain and it was brautiful.
We went to the Nathional Leprechaun Museum in Dublin.
You can visit several rooms and hear tradition, legends, folklore and old stories from Ireland.
It was a little difficult for me to understand.
The guide told us that most of the old stories didn’t have happy endings, but after Christans like St. Patrick came into Ireland they changed them to have happy endings.
Leprechauns are elfs in Ireland and are like national mascots.
You can spot them because of their green hats.
Trinity College is the oldest public college in Ireland.
The old library has 2,000,000 books in the long room on the second floor.
And the most famous one there is The book of Kells which was made about 1200 years ago.
It is written with very beautiful pictures and characters.
The old library itself has a magnificent atmosphere.
I came back to the east side of Ireland yesterday.
I rented a car at Dublin Airport and after I drove about 5 minutes, I got in an accident.
A truck with a wagon on the back of the car backed up to the road, and I hit the wagon.
I had to wait there for about 3 hours for a towing truck to come.
But luckly nobody was hurted.
One kind guy stopped his car and he called to the rent-a-car office for me because I didn’t have a phone.
What’s more, he even came back to check on us later.
I apriceated it very much.
I didn’t want to drive anymore, so I dicited not to go to the town that I was planning to go.
Today I am relaxing in Dablin.
I will enjoy two more days here and two days in Helsinki.
I will post more after I got back to Japan.