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.
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 went Hakaniemi market hall.
You can buy food on the first floor, like meat, fish, vegetables and other things.
I bought cherries, apricots and two slices of salmon for dinner.
On the second floor they sell miscellaneous goods.
I bought a couple of interesting post cards.
It was fun to look around.
I like the market very much！
Now I came back to Japan.
On the way home I stayed in Helsinki for two nights.
I will post things about Helsinki before Ireland.
This is Helsinki Cathedral which is located about 4 blocks away from Central station.
It was a fine day, so the white Cathedr al was very beautiful against the blue sky.
There are two more famous churches in Helsinki though I didn’t have time to visit them.
They were Uspenski Cathedral and Temppeliaukion church which is made out of rock.