Thursday, June 10, 2010

Visit to Dublin

On June 5, 2010 I received the Visionary for Peace Award from the Interfaith Roundtable of Ireland.  A report about that award, the conference, and a link to my paper presentation can be found here.

But before the conference began, I was graciously received and welcomed with generous hospitality by Geoffrey Ross, brother of my long time friend Peter, together with Geoffrey's friend and colleague Brian.

Geoffrey fetched me from the airport, fed me lunch, and created for me a mini-tour of the fine sites of North Dublin.  I saw the childhood home of the Ross family, and the old Guinness estate in Phoenix Park.  I saw the residence of the president of Ireland, and the point from which Pope John Paul II offered mass to over a million faithful.  There too I saw the residence of the ambassador from the United States to Dublin (a job I'd gladly accept in my next incarnation).

At last we had a short night out at the Angler's Rest in the Liffey Valley.

Here are a couple of pictures from my visit:

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