last post (Ireland)

Some girl was asking directions in front of starbucks in Dublin.

When I was in Ireland, I only asked directions a few times, because my daughter had wifi on her iPhone.

But I was alone in Helsinki without wifi, so I asked directions so many times.

Everybody was very nice and helpful.

I had a good time in both countries.


Dublinia and Christ Church Cathedral (Ireland) 

And we visited Dublinia and the Christ Church Cathedral.

Things about Dublin of  from the Viking age to Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII in 1540 are  introduced at Dublinia.

You can go to Christ Church Cathedral by bridge.

National Leprechaun Museum (Ireland)

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.

Guinness Storehouse (Ireland)

The Guinness Brewery in Dublin is the biggest brewery in Europe. 

At the storehouse  they introduce their production process, advertising and history.

The ticket price includes one pint of Guiness.

You can drink their stout on the 7th floor with a good view.

The old library (Ireland)

We went to the old library in Trinity  College  in Dublin.

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.