Last Updated on December 17, 2018 by Cat Rogliano
Bonjour à tous!
This past weekend my friend Charlotte and I decided to go to Ireland to learn more about the history and because it was St. Paddy’s weekend. For those who don’t know, St Paddy’s Day is an Irish religious and cultural holiday for Saint Patrick, the patron Saint of Ireland. In myth though, he got rid of all the snakes in Ireland, making it safer for the people. So people celebrate to thank him, and also mark the beginning of spring and the planting season.
While in Dublin we took a free walking tour of the city that was provided by our hostel. The tour included all the main historical sites of Dublin, including Christ Church (pictured below) which was constructed by the Vikings, and the city hall which was lit up green for the coming of St. Patrick day! We also went to Dublin Castle, which is half castle and half Gregorian architecture which is interesting. It looked more like a parliament building than a church. We went to Trinity College which is one of the oldest colleges in Ireland as well as Europe.
And finally I met St. Patrick himself with his snakes! Being of Irish descent it was very interesting to go to Ireland and learn about the history and the culture, even if it was a short venture. A Bientot!