Monday, June 13, 2016

Day 5: Bumming in Dublin

By Morgan Schrodt, Senior Interactive Digital Studies major,
and Nick Bauman, Senior Graphic Technologies major

We got into Dublin at midnight on the 11th, so it was a pretty chill day for a lot of people. In the morning, we all went to Trinity College as a group to see the book of Kells in an exhibition called ‘Turning Darkness into Light.’

This was inside the Trinity College Library. We took a tour through multiple levels, learning about the four gospels. It was amazing to see how something so old still existed, even after a raid from the Vikings. The Book of Kells came to live in Dublin in 1653. We were not allowed to take pictures of the actually Book of Kells on the first floor, but on the second floor was the library and we could take pictures there. They also had displays of more artifacts we could look at.

After this tour, everyone broke off into groups to explore the city. Some groups went to Temple Bar, which is a district with shops and pubs all around. There, some students visited the different pubs, while others picked up some souvenirs.

Yet another group went to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, which was a self-guided tour.

After wandering around all day, students came back to the Dublin City University dorms to do laundry and have some supper. It was a relaxing day after climbing Mount Snowdon and canyoning.