Today our group of pilgrims will walk the streets of Dublin and try to see it through nineteenth century eyes. Much of Dublin is the same – the buildings are well preserved, many of the road are very old. So we will see what the day will bring, and the insights we have. We will also travel outside of Dublin to other places where Catherine lived, again to get a sense of the Ireland she lived in.
Today is also my beautiful Siobhan’s 30th birthday. She is off to New York and that should be an amazing trip too. She will have her own set of insights about the world!
Last night a number of our group went out to one of the small pubs near our accommodation for a meal. It was good, and good to soak up the ambience of an Irish pub while we get to know each other. There is a strong sense of bond between everyone.