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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 #23 of 276 attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The smell of old books has always been entrancing for me, so the Trinity College Library was a great visit. The huge, barrel-vaulted ceiling, stacks of books and marble busts were a bibliophile's delight. Even more spectacular was the exhibit on the Book of Kells. Thanks to the wonders of computers, huge images of various pages are displayed, allowing the... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We visited the amazing exhibition of "The Book of Kells", and ventured upstairs to see the Old Library and Harp. Both were historically illuminating and deeply moving. The shop downstairs provided many interesting expensive and inexpensive items to memorialize the trip.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Everyone comes to see the Book of Kells. Are the displays amazing? Absolutely. But there is so much more to see. Beautiful building, shelves of collections, Ireland's oldest harp (portrayed on their Euro coin), and a real sense of Irish history. It is a wonderful slice of Irish life.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

It has loads of books about history, Trinity collage, arts and crafts! Sometimes some of the students even give you a tour round it for a treat!

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Clonmel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a great trip, the college Library is super, the book of Kells is lovley to see and the grounds are kept so well, even to go for a walk around.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The tour around Trinity was excellent, as the student guides were very well informed and kept the group entertained and informed. The library itself was impressive with the abundance of old books and the Book of Kells was a great glimpse into true Irish history.

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Morristown, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If they scenographers did not get inspiration for Howgwarth from this place I don't know where they did: there is no place more like the magic school than the long room at Trinity college. The place is a must see once in Dublin!

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wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

They have an extensive collection in a room that is beautiful. not to mention the Book of Kells is exhibited here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A must see....because everyone will ask you if you saw it. The tour with a student guide was very entertaining. The book of Kells was alittle disappointing, but a must see. The history is amazing.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Trinity College library is a beautiful place, and is not to be missed. As you walk around the College and soak in the sights of the campus, you get a glimpse of how grand a place it is. Just when you think you've seen it all, you enter the library. Inside you see thousands of books that are over... More

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