5 Cathedrals You Have to Visit

As a medieval historian who studies secular and canon law, I’m probably more interested than most people in church history. I think that cathedrals are the place to start when visiting a city, as it’s often a chance to see lasting and notable architecture that is lousy with centuries of history! These are 5 cathedrals that I think that everyone should see at some point in their life if they can- from different countries and cities, they all offer something different to their visitors! I hope that you enjoy my recommendations for Travel Thursday…

5 Cathedrals You Have to Visit

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Discovering St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Travel Thursday

Although Christ Church Cathedral gets a lot of the Dublin love by travellers visiting the city, St. Patrick’s Cathedral is an equally historic and impressive cathedral that is only a short walk from Christ Church and is one of my favourite places to stop by. Wander off of Dame Street and spend a little time with some of Ireland’s early modern history- there’s a few things at St. Patrick’s that may just surprise you! today I’m sharing exactly why you need to visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral on your next trip to Dublin…

Discovering St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin (1)

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5 Sights to See at Christ Church Cathedral, Travel Thursday

Living in Dublin for a year and being a historian of medieval Ireland, I was spoiled for surviving medieval spaces and haunts throughout the city (and country). Although my period is really 500-800 AD, Dublin has several churches, buildings, bridges, and graveyards that survive from 100-1400 AD that I was more than happy to wander through and take everything in! Christ Church Cathedral may not be as large or decadent as some other cathedrals in Europe, but there is something amazingly calm but gorgeous that makes you want to spend your day in contemplation there.

5 Sights to See at Christ Church Cathedral,Dublin

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Graduate Work Abroad, Travel Thursday

After chatting with Katie, I’ve been thinking about my Masters! I did my MA in Irish History at University College Dublin, and had the good fortune to live in Dublin for a full year. I travelled a lot, made some new friends, and was able to train with the historian in my field. Today’s post is all about things I think that you could consider before going abroad for graduate work and the things that I learned while living in Dublin!

Graduate Work Abroad,Travel Thursday

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Jameson’s Distillery, Travel Thursday

Although it is a day early, Happy St Patrick’s Day! I usually do a random assortment of my favourite pictures from my year living in Dublin but this year I decided to narrow it down- March is when you start to see those stereotypical lists of “17 Things to Do In Dublin”, and without fail the Guinness Factory Tour is listed. While the Guinness Tour is enjoyable, I’ve got to say that the Jameson’s tour is certainly superior, (this isn’t because I’m a whiskey drinker who despises beer…) and here is why… Continue reading

My Favourite Pictures of Ireland- Happy St Patrick’s Day!

As most of you know, I was lucky enough to live in Dublin for a year! It is my favourite place to be, and in honour of St. Patrick’s Day, I will continue my tradition of postin my favourite pictures of Dublin and Ireland! Continue reading

Style Saturday- 5 March 2016

Welcome to Saturday, where all of your style needs will be met! Okay, now that I’m finished being a flight attendant, I’m here to share one newer item, and two older but loved items! It is exciting to find something new, but sometimes we need those familiar, comfortable pieces. Most of us have our tried and true items, and don’t constantly have new items- we work with what we have!  Continue reading

New History Round Up- 9 February 2016

1-2 times a month, I am going to be posting a round up of all of the historical news happening in the world! I will try my hardest to make sure that they are interesting to the general public, and not only specialist historians with years of training. I could spend the rest of my life happily ensconced in an archive researching; until that happens though, I will spread my love of history here! And there has been some fairly interesting things happening historically as of late…
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Blogs I Read, Part III

I like to spend half an hour to an hour a day reading blogs- usually a little bit in the morning, at lunch, and at night. Because I can’t stop reading, I am finding more and more blogs that I keep an eye out for in the WordPress Reader and Bloglovin’. Who am I looking for right now?  Continue reading