|Tom outside the Dublin City Wall Gates|
Welcome to The hauntingly part number 13 of our Ireland trip blog. After touring the historic Boyne Valley we went back into downtown Dublin for a Ghost and Historic Walk through the city. Here you'll encounter the haunted city wall and see where Handel made a debut.
|The remains of the theatre hosting Handel's debut|
HOW DID IT HAPPEN? - Handel's decision to give a season of concerts in Dublin in the winter of 1741–42 arose from an invitation from the Duke of Devonshire, then serving as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Handel arranged a subscription series of six concerts, to be held between December 1741 and February 1742 at the Great Music Hall, Fishamble Street. Handel had his own organ shipped to Ireland for the performances; a harpsichord was probably also used.
|St. Audone's Gate|
The guide mentioned that at one time a woman accused of being a witch was burned alive on the gates, and haunts the property. The tour guide mentioned people felt things, heard noises and noticed little collections of stones on the path from time to time. Although we didn't sense anything specific, like a ghost, there was a lot of really BAD energy there and it was an uncomfortable feeling.
|Medieval Wall of Dublin|
|St. Auoden's church|
|Walkway around the cemetery of St. Auoden's Church|