Tuesday, March 2, 2010

St. Patricks's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland

On Sunday I had found myself upon the footsteps of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland. Words alone cannot begin to explain the intrinsic beauty of this place nor can the photos of the interior do the ornate architecture justice. As you walk into the stone bastion, you are immediately smothered by the history of the Cathedral which is almost overwhelming. St. Patrick’s Cathedral is believed to be built on the earliest Christian site in Ireland where St. Patrick baptized converts. The original church was built in 1191 and the present structure dates back to 1220. The working Church of Ireland Cathedral is open to the public for a fee but the visit is more than worth the price one pays. In the north transept, I saw a tribute to a time honored 18th Regiment of Foot or better known as the Royal Irish Regiment. The Royal Irish Regiment fought at Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775 as well as the Battle of Bunker Hill which has been discussed on this blog back on 27Aug2009. The brave men of the Royal Irish Regiment witnessed the shot heard around the world which signified the beginning of the American War for Independence which would not end in America until 1782. During the first significant battle of the American Revolution the Royal Irish Regiment suffered 2 brave soldiers killed in action and 2 wounded.