01 toukokuuta 2019

My Correspondent in Dublin

As you know my son is in Ireland, going to Cork Choral Festival with Addictio Chamber Choir.
He sent me a few photos from Dublin that I wish to share with you.
All the information found online.

The Famine statues, in Custom House Quay in the Dublin Docklands, were presented to the City of Dublin in 1997. These statues commemorate the Great Famine of the mid 19th century. During the famine approximately 1 million people died and a million more emigrated from Ireland, causing the island's population to fall by between 20% and 25%. 

No event in history has had a more profound effect on Ireland and the worldwide Irish Community than that of the Great Irish Famine (1845-1849). The cause of Famine is blamed on a potato disease commonly known as potato blight. Although blight ravaged potato crops throughout Europe during the 1840s, the impact and human cost in Ireland, where one third of the population was entirely dependent on the potato for food, was exacerbated by a host of political, social and economic factors which remain the subject of historical debate. The statues were designed and crafted by Dublin sculptor Rowan Gillespie

The Library of Trinity College Dublin (Irish: Leabharlann Choláiste na Tríonóide) serves Trinity College and the University of Dublin. It is a legal deposit or "copyright library", which means that publishers in Ireland must deposit a copy of all their publications there, free of charge. The Library is the permanent home to the Brian Boru harp which is a national symbol of Ireland, a copy of 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic, and the Book of Kells. 

In my art group we had to make a self portrait as an animal.
Here is mine: Trinity College Library at the background and me, an eager reader!

The Brian Boru's harp is a medieval musical instrument on display in the long room at Trinity College Dublin. It is an early Irish harp or wire strung cláirseach. It is dated to the 14th or 15th century and, along with the Queen Mary Harp and the Lamont Harp, is one of the three oldest surviving Gaelic harps. The harp was used as a model for the coat of arms of Ireland.

Then he of course had his Guinnes in a Dublin pub!
I don’t have the faintest idea what the dish is called...

Cheers! - Skål! - Sláinte!


14 kommenttia:

  1. Dear Riitta,
    I am totally exiting of the amazing "Library"!
    Have a nice 1th May.
    With warm greetings

    1. That library is really amazing! All the best moni.

  2. ...how exciting to have an international correspondent. Beautiful images.

    1. Those famine statues are impressive too!

  3. Kiva saada tuulahdus Dublinista.

    1. En ole Irlannissa itse käynyt, ehkä vielä joskus. Harrin kuvista opin taas uutta - siunattu Google!

  4. Beautiful images, but the first is heart-rending.
    Thanks for linking up at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2019/04/in-memoriam.html

  5. Las estatuas asustan un poco. Esperemos que la hambruna no vuelva. Besitos.

  6. How nice that your correspondent shares so much with you. I'd love to visit Ireland!

  7. Dublin is an interesting and unique place to visit, also from the cultural point of view; we visited too long time ago! Would be nice to refresh the experience...

  8. I've visited Dublin a few times in my life and Trinity Library was one of my favorite sights to see! Part of my heritage is Irish as my ancestors came to the USA from Ireland during famine years.
    I believe your son had stew--either beef or lamb stew--a popular pub food and very delicious along with Guinness!

    1. Thank you so much Pat for your comment!

      Those famine statues are heart wrecking. I have red about the Irish famine, but did know this memorial. We had our own famine years in 1860s - I think that 10 % of the population died.

      Trinity Library looks gorgeous indeed. I wish I can one day travel to Ireland. I am sure that the landscapes would impress me!


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