If you're in the mood to learn more about Dublin's literary heritage, be sure to pay a visit to the Dublin Writers Museum. Located in an attractive 1700s home in Parnell Square, this interesting museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of a number of great Irish authors, and their most important works. In addition to numerous artifacts and memorabilia, the museum houses a collection of paintings and portraits.
And fun fact, yes, the Guinness Book of World Records was created by Sir Hugh Beaver in the 1950s. He was the managing director of Guinness at the time. After an argument about the fastest game bird in Europe, he realized there was no place to find the answer. There were debates like this all the time in Irish pubs, so to fill the need for information and compiled a book of facts and figures. Hence, the Guinness Book of World Records was born.
My family checked Wind-Wild Dog out of the library in preparation for our Alaskan vacation. We fell so in love with the story about a wild-mannered adopted sled dog with one blue eye and one brown eye, that we bought a copy as a reminder of our trip and our amazing summer dog-sledding experience. If you are considering any family dog-sledding adventures of your own (and even if you're not!), then I encourage you to buy this book. 2b1af7f3a8