I knew I'd get you on that one!
But staying with our Irish subtheme for the day, I wanted to share this fun tidbit, that can help you stump and amaze your friends!
Our friends over at Ireland.com recently reminded us:
Abraham Stoker (1847 – 1912) aka the man who brought the tale of Dracula to life, was born in Clontarf, Dublin, a leafy seaside suburb five kilometers from the city centre, as the bat flies. Bram, as he was known, was bedbound until the age of seven, a time when his mother Charlotte would fuel his imagination with macabre tales and Irish folklore from her native County Sligo.
He recovered and went on to attend Trinity College Dublin and spent much time devouring books over at Marsh’s Library, the oldest public library in Ireland and home to the deathmask of Gulliver’s Travels author Jonathan Swift.
Trinity’s elegant patchwork of historic buildings, old libraries and cobblestones haven’t changed much since Stoker roamed there as a student, where he was a university athletics champion, a capped footballer, and President of the Philosophical Society.
So now you know where the creativity was formed to bring Dracula to life: