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Place:
DUBLIN

Pilgrimage Context:
Days 1, 2 & 8, Sept. 15th, 16th, & 22nd, 2019

Pilgrimage Includes:
3 nights lodging / 2 days program in Dublin, 1 free day
Welcome Dinner, traditional Irish
Guided walking tour of the city
Entrance fee to the Book of Kells at Trinity College
Entrance fee, tour of Celtic Christian artifacts in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin
Farewell Dinner, upscale Irish

Significance:
Capital of the Republic of Ireland; Ireland’s largest city.

Location:
Republic of Ireland; urban

Celtic Saints Association:
Saint Patrick

Tourist Amenities:
shopping, music, restaurants, cafes

Historical Monuments, Museums, Famous Sites:
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral
Trinity College, Book of Kells
National Museum of Ireland, Archeology
National Library
National Gallery of Ireland
Dublin Castle
Saint Stephen’s Green
Grafton Street
Saint Patrick’s Well
The Abbey Theater

Our pilgrimage begins in Dublin during the annual Dublin Fringe Festival, a two-week arts festival running from Sept. 7-22. Plan to arrive early to take advantage of this opportunity or book tickets for music or theater one of the evenings we will be staying in Dublin.

Dublin is the capital city of the Republic of Ireland and the island’s largest city. The city is centrally located along Ireland’s East Coast where the River Liffy meets the sea. The 7th century Celtic settlement was expanded into a bustling trading center by the Vikings in 841 AD and later transformed into a major city by the Normans in the 12th C. AD.

Dublin is a major cultural and educational center rich in history, architecture, art, music and literature. It is the home of Trinity College, Dublin Castle, St. Patrick’s and Christ Church Cathedrals and the Abbey Theater. Within the walls of the many museums, one can view national treasures such as the Book of Kells. Along Dublin’s streets one encounters the landmarks associated with the Easter Rising and can follow the footsteps of Ireland’s most distinguished literary figures such as Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, and William Butler Yeats.

Dublin also offers many opportunities to sample ‘things Irish’ through the foot tapping music at Temple Bar, shopping in Irish woolen and linen shops, sipping a pint of Guinness in a local pub or stopping in Brewleys for a cup of tea and flakey pastry.

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