Thursday, October 15, 2009

An Irish Literary Tour ...

Looking back over several blog postings about my trip to Ireland and Germany, I detect a theme.

Drinking beer seemed very popular.

Well, there's more to life than Guinness.

There's a terrific and entertaining Dublin Literary Walk.

After walking over to Trinity College (above) to hear some Oscar Wilde stories, our small group huddled close in front of a church that now serves as a Visitors Center and paid rapt attention to two Irish actors (L-R Frank Smith and Colm Quilligan).

Colm quipped that the "This church continues to provide guidance to confused people who come in seeking direction."

One of the stops included O'Neill's, the first drinking establishment we had visited upon our arrival in Dublin. Check out their excellent buffet.

Oh. Surprise. The tour started at The Duke pub and visited three others.

In diverse settings, the two actors recited passages from the writings of famed Irish writers including James Joyce (Ulysses), Brendan Behan, Samuel Beckett, Yeats and others.

They threw out clues to the "quiz" for prizes that would be held at the end of the 2 hour, 15 minute adventure over cobblestone streets, back alleys and cozy pubs.

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