Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


When I went searching for an image to use today, I found this one which features the harp. Let's take a little tour to Dublin today, since I have no quilting news to report.

The  Brian Boru harp, one of the three surviving medieval Gaelic harps, and a national symbol of Ireland, was gifted to Trinity College in the 18th Century.


This prized possession and many other famous artifacts are housed at Trinity College, most notably, the Book of Kells.




The Book of Kells is also called the Iluminated Manuscript. This famous book in Latin and  illustrated by priests, and is one of the most treasured artifacts in all of Ireland. This particular page (folio) features the four evangelists, Matthew, Mark, John and Luke.



This is Trinity College, a beautiful place right in the heart of Dublin. It has such character and history and tradition! The part of the college that I liked the best was the library, known as the Long Room.
Here's the exterior:



And here is the interior; isn't it magnificent?


So, have a Happy St. Patrick's Day, dear quilters! This little tour through Dublin's Trinity College was lots of fun! I recommend a real trip if you ever have the opportunity!!

2 comments:

Stephanie said...

Been there, done that. LOVE Ireland and Trinity College is a must. All those books, gorgeous architecture, history. Ireland is a truly beautiful country with scary narrow roads! You just brought back memories is a lovely trip.

Jennifer O. said...

Oh wow, my daughter would have a field day in that library! I would not be able to drag her out of there. Happy St. Pat's Jayne!