Some photographs of St Patrick's Cathedral (in honour of the saint's special day) which is also situated very close to where I work. I have posted these pictures before but felt I couldn't let the country's national day pass without making an effort to put together some sort of post even though I'm still quite disorganised after moving home
In recent years some restoration work has been done to the exterior of the cathedral and the stonework has been cleaned. It looks lovely and gleams like new in the sunshine.
The interior of the church is well worth a visit as well but there is a charge to go inside. (Presumably attending a service does not have an entry fee!)
In St Patrick's Close next to the cathedral is Marsh's Library - the oldest public library in Ireland built in 1701. It is one of few buildings that is still used for its original purpose.
Unfortunately my scanner is only A4 size so I had to scan separate copies of these pages from yesterday morning's Metro Herald (the great free newspaper I read on the train to work.) They had a fabulous Where's Paddy? double page spread that I thought was a lot of fun so I'm including it (albeit in fragmented form) here.
Happy St Patrick's Day!