6th Class Visit The GPO and The Book of Kells

Yesterday we travelled by bus to town to visit the G.P.O (General Post Office) and Trinity College to observe The Book of Kells.

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First we got a tour of the G.P.O Museum . We discovered it took from 1814-1818 for the G.PO to be built. Stamps have only been used for the last 200 years. Before that post was delivered to local parishes.

We also viewed The Book of Kells . It was written by hand in Viking times by monks. It was decorated with real gold and natural minerals such as carbon and iron and sapphire sand. It was written in Latin and is a book of the Gospels.