Heather was definitely the navigator on this trip. Obviously I am capable of figuring out where I'm going with a map, but it's certainly not my forte, and takes me quite awhile to do. It was nice to just hand her the map and say, "ok how do we get there? " We did manage to get to find Dublin Castle and Christ Church Cathedral, but we decided we'd rather not pay to go inside either of them.
Since it was a Sunday there were evening services that we could attend which would get us into the churches for free (I learned that trick on one of my previous European trips). We decided we'd go to the service at St. Patrick's Cathedral, but had a few hours to kill before that happened. A stop for coffee, we were in desperate need of caffeine by this point in the day, and then back to Trinity college for the tour. It was 13€ for the tour and admission to the library, which seemed a bit steep, it was a great, albeit brief, tour. The guides are all students at the college, and our guide was a soon to be graduate who majored in English Literature; he was quite funny which always make a tour more enjoyable. The library was beautiful, but apparently the reason most people visit the library is because it houses the Book of Kells. I'll admit I did not find it all the fascinating, or impressive, but it is neat to see how God preserves His Word down through the ages.
With our tour finished we decided to head back to the hostel to check in and maybe get a quick power nap. We then hurried back to St. Patrick's and although we were late they still let us in.
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Read about Day 2 here.