I was born and bred in in Dublin, so today of all days, I felt I had to have an Irish card on display.
The blurb on the back of the card reads:
Trinity College, Dublin, the library of which contains the Book of Kells, one of the world's most beautifully illuminated manuscripts. The campanile houses the great bell of the college. Built in 1853, it also contains the smaller provost's bell which may have hung in the monastery of All Hallows, the site of Trinity College. The great bell is rung before each examination and for commencements, the degree conferring ceremony.Trinity is not only a place of learning, but also has such interesting history and attractive buildings that it has become a place to visit. The book of Kells may be one of the big draws, but I'd love to see the Old Library and Oscar Wilde's birthplace in Westland Row, now the Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing.
It was always expected that I would attend Trinity College. My parents, my teachers at school, everyone expected it. Everyone except me. I had a rebellious moment and decided to go to Liverpool instead.
I is for Ireland. A post for ABC Wednesday. And still more postcards from Ireland.