Ireland Of The Welcomes
Sir, - I understand there has been some correspondence in your paper about the attitude of the Irish people to the English. We have just returned home after a wonderful three-and-a-half week holiday, travelling over 1,800 miles visiting most of the counties of the Republic and Northern Ireland. Everyone was very friendly, courteous and helpful and we really enjoyed ourselves.
The only blot on the landscape was St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, which they have turned into a museum instead of a house of prayer! They demanded an admission charge and when I said something to the girl at the desk she just shrugged her shoulders. We were on the city bus tour and we then were taken on to Guinness where the admission charge almost covered the free pint we each received.
At Christ Church we were made very welcome and asked to make a donation. As regular attenders at church we understand the problems of raising funds.
I have been visiting Ireland since 1957 and we lived in Dublin in the 1960s. We have many friends and are always given a royal welcome. - Yours, etc., Jennifer Sharp,