Trinity College Library, Book of Kells & Dublin National Art Gallery

“Trinity college Dublin is The oldest University in Ireland, founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I and is famous for its graduates such as Swift, Goldsmith, Wilde and Beckett.” It was a thrill to be in the Long Room which houses 200,000 of the library’s oldest books in oak bookcases, with tall sliding metal staircasesContinue reading “Trinity College Library, Book of Kells & Dublin National Art Gallery”

Dublin’s Fair and Wild City

There is so much to do in Dublin, little time to post. Yesterday I saw four shows at Dublin fringe, beginning by having my portrait sketched in a storage cupboard, under the streets of Temple Bar, a one on one show in Lucy’s Lounge – The S.I. Witkiewicz Portrait Painting Production based on a polishContinue reading “Dublin’s Fair and Wild City”

Kissing the Blarney Stone, Blarney Castle

Drove from Cork to Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone. Received certificate from “Sir Charles St. John Colthurst of Ardrum, Inniscarra, in the county of Cork”…that having kissed the Blarney Stone I am sent forth with “the Gift of Eloquence”. Walking up the tiny extremely narrow stone staircase with small slits in the stoneContinue reading “Kissing the Blarney Stone, Blarney Castle”