Tuesday, February 24, 2009

IRELAND ~Dublin-Christ Church Cathedral~

And an envelope with two beautiful cards from Ireland... A country that is on top of my whislist for a visit. I think its a great place for hiking..

One of the finest of the city's historic buildings, it stands on St. Michael's hill overlooking the river Liffey. Founded in 1038 by the Danish king Sitric 'Silkenbeard", it was rebuilt by the Norman "Stongbow" for the St. Laurence O'Toole (patron Daint of Dublin) in the years following 1170. The interior is very beautiful, displaying magnificent stone works and graceful arches with delicately chiseled supporting columns. In the extensive crypt may be seen many ancient items of interest.

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