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Trinity College Library Dublin

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Address: College St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 1 896 1661
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The Book of Kells and the Old Library

If you are a Harry Potter buff or like early Christian literature, this is for you. The Old Library was used as a model for the Harry Potter films. It has interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

If you are a Harry Potter buff or like early Christian literature, this is for you. The Old Library was used as a model for the Harry Potter films. It has interesting expositions of literature. In the same building is a showing of the Book of Kells, a 9th century latin translation of the four Gospels. It is richly, ornately... More 

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Waleska, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Filled with so much history and interesting facts and the best part is the Book of Kells. Which is a 1200 year old version of the gospels of the bible, that were created by the Irish Monks.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The campus of Trinity is very visitor friendly but the line up for the Library was long so we did not stay to see the Book of Kells. We did enjoy the gardens and architecture of the College.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide was Johnny. Yes, he does look like Harry Potter. He should be a "Scholar" because he is bright and charming. The Book of Kells is quite remarkable, but we were taken in by the Long Room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Standing proud in the heart of Dublin -- this is a must-visit venue. I recommend paying the 12 euro for the guided tour because it includes the entrance fee to see the Book of Kells. Our tour guide Geoff was informative and delightful -- and took us on a very informative 20 minute tour of the grounds. The highlight is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The Long Library is impressive, you could spend hours just observing the shelves and the books and enjoying the semi-silence that lingers there. Great atmosphere, especially in a rainy day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

To breath the air of the greats of history. To see the books they read, to see where they sat and learned.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We had been to the Library before to see the Book of Kells. When we went in early May 2015, that exhibit was closed so check ahead before you go. However, we were able to visit the Library. The busts of Shakespeare and other great thinkers, writers, etc., are fascinating and the ancient Harp is awesome. It is truly a... More 

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Ardsley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

After one sees the Book of Keels you are taken back in time to this library. Amazing collection of books in a unique room. Watch out for Harry Potter. Enjoyed just walking around and admiring the ambiance. Many historic books are there too. Great trip back in time..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Have to see what a book of illumination is all about but then need to go to the National Museum to understand why. Long lines

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