What other book comes to mind on St. Patrick’s Day if not the impressively illustrated Book of Kells? St.Patrick insisted on preserving the scriptures. The Book of Kells contains four Gospels of the Life of Jesus Christ by evangelists: Mathew, Mark, Luke and John. Regardless of weather or not you are a religious person, the book is a national treasure dating back to the medieval times and worth seeing. It is on exhibition in the Trinity College in Dublin. The Old Library itself is a must see. Have you already been there and were impressed by the book? Go again, they change the pages at display.
Happy Paddy’s Day!
In 1995 UNESCO has established a World Book and Copyright Day to pay a tribute to books and their authors and to encourage people, especially children, to read. The official date is the 23rd April but individual countries tend to choose their own day and so Ireland is celebrating the World Book Day Ireland on the 2nd of March this year.
My hometown city Wroclaw was named by UNESCO the World Book Capital of year 2016.
I remember the long hours spent there in libraries with academic reference books… I am glad I can now read purely for pleasure.
Today I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for reading my blog. Here is a little screen shot showing all the countries and continents where somehow there were people interested enough in reading my blog 😉
Thank you all very much again and I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy writing it.