Today, we spent the middle of the day at Glendalough, which was a 6th Century site for St. Kevin’s monastery. On our return to Dublin, we went to tour a prison. It is the prison where the leaders of the 1916 rebellion were kept and executed so it is a very important and popular tourist spot this year on 100 years since the rebellion against England began.
It was cool when we walked through the prison and saw all of the cells. The prisoners only had an hour a day outside to walk around in a circle then back to their cells. From where the guards stood they could see all of the cells… but apparently if the prisoners bribed the guards enough the guards would just let them walk out the front gate! They also had what we call solitary confinement, but those cells were totally dark which made it even worse.
But my favorite part of the day would have to be laying in the rare warm Irish sun. We had a pretty cold day at Glendalough, but when we were waiting to get in the prison in Dublin some of us took advantage of a warm sunny spot. I also was in charge of cooking the meat for dinner today. I was glad to cook because we decided to make hamburgers! It made me feel at home because we haven’t American hamburgers in Ireland.
Just one more day left. See you soon.
Old Donation Episcopal Church