Curious Traveler

Curious Dublin

01/18/2019 | 25m 4s

How did Dublin get its name? And what do Vikings and a black pool have to do with it? Who was Maewyn Succat, and why is he celebrated with green beer? How did the harp become a symbol of Ireland, and why do the harps on Irish coins and Guinness beer face opposite directions? What is the curious history of the Book of Kells, and how did it make its way into Trinity College Library's Long Room?

Aired: 01/18/19

Expires: 10/05/20

Rating: TV-G

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