The Adventures of Flat Stanley

Hey Greg!

You will not believe where I have been this week! It was great fun - Greg was chatting with some teachers from one of the schools in Oxford and it turns out they were about to take some children to play rugby in another country. So, it turns out that I was invited to go with them and you have to guess which city we visited. The photos might help you - there are four this week.

Firstly, let me give you some hints. We drove in a minibus up to the top of Wales to a town called Holyhead and then we got on a ferry which took a couple of hours to get to this city. We had a couple of days so we were able to do some sight-seeing as well as play a couple of rugby matches.

One of the photos is of me standing in front of a big, grey stone building which is Trinity College (but I can't tell you which city - you have to guess). Trinity College was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I on the site of an Augustinian priory. Then, there's one of me on the most famous street in this city - O'Connell Street. The statue just behind me is of Charles Stewart Parnell who was a famous nationalist of this country. Then there is one of me in front of a bridge which is over the River Liffey. The bridge is called the Halfpenny Bridge and it was built in 1821. Finally, another one of me in the pub with a pint of Guinness. Guinness is made in this city and, of course, it is shipped all over the world but they say there is nothing quite like a pint of Guinness in this city. (I wouldn't know, of course, never having had any Guinness anywhere else and I am too young to drink anyway.

Tell me where you think I have been then and I will tell you if you are right!

Your pal,

Flat Stanley


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