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Trinity College Library Dublin

College St, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
353 1 896 1661
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Ranked #26 of 283 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

A great afternoon well spent in Dublin! We did a walking tour with one of the students, which was well worth the Euros! He not only gave us the history, but insights into the campus and curriculum... You just can't get the knowledge regarding all this from a tour book... The library was remarkable and impressive.... The Book of Kells... More

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Singapore, null, Singapore
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It was a wonderful experience. Lots of old books. The library looks really well kept and guarded. Take a stroll and read all the banners and whats in the glass case. Its great for book and history lovers!

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Really good to visit an "inclusive" university where visitors, students and locals all sen to be welcomed. Great Georgian architecture, the Book of Kells and the Old Library are all worth a visit.

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Kilwinning, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Visited Dublin this weekend and went to Trinity College to see the Book of Kells. Magnificent and thoroughly mindblowing that such beautiful work was done and so painstakingly in medieval times. The displays are beautiful and can be accessed easily and without worry. Initial queues outisde put us off a little however the queue moves very quickly and at very... More

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Oslo, Norge
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We went here as part of our Dublin/Ireland-trip, and just dropped in. Mainly to see "the Book of Kells", but took the organized trip, and heard about the college by our very own friendly Harry Potter-lookalike. We enjoyed it, the weather was nice, and we learned more about the college, than just wandering aby ourself.

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Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Stunning wood work and architecture. Amazing historical books and size. Just amazing. Everyone should see especially after seeing the Book of Kells.

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Ridgewood, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The main draw of Trinity College is the Book of Kells. The story around the book is fascinating and worth reading each panel. The actual book is a definite crowd draw and you can peer right at the pages which are visible under a heavy glass shield. As you exit the exhibit, you arrive at the second reason for coming... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Visited the Library as part of our trip to see the Book of Kells, which is very interesting in and of itself. But the Library Hall upstairs is filled with over 200 000 first edition books, many of which are bound in leather. As an avid reader, I could've sat on one of the benches for many hours just absorbing... More

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Newmarket, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The school itself is beautiful but the library is breathtaking. I work in a small library and love visiting libraries while on holiday. This one is a must see. And please respect the "No Photography" signs in the display cases, etc. We watched a couple each use different devices to take photos of the Book of Kells and then watched... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Even the most seasoned traveler will be impressed with the long room of the library with its thousands of books, arranged by size rather than be author or subject. The library really is a national treasure and my advice is to simply take a deep breath and simply take it all in.

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