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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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Book of Kells and much more

You will take a 1000 year step back in time as you view the Book of Kells and walk through the library, which is chocked full of old books and memorabilia. This is a must see in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

You will take a 1000 year step back in time as you view the Book of Kells and walk through the library, which is chocked full of old books and memorabilia. This is a must see in Dublin.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The library is worth visiting - the building is a beautiful site. Their filing system is interesting too! The book of Kell's was a disappointment. Too many people and couldn't even get close to the books themselves in the glass case. Trinity should figure out a different way of seeing the actual books or a different way of seeing the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building, lots of history, great place in the middle of bustling Dublin. Don't miss it and bring the kids

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Lviv, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Really good place to visit! Atmosphere of ancient books and interior are amazing!!! Strongly recomended to all who likes books and history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Mixed age group, three 18 boys, two 22 year old girls, two Middle age mums and granny at 84. Picked up the guided tour - tour guide very informative and fun ( student at trinity) 35 mins your then into library which is stunning. Perfect length for younger team members. Good value at 14 euro includes book of Kells

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Within walking distance of the Luas tram the college is free to enter and wonder around. Guided tours are on offer at a price as is paid entry to the book of Kells. Having seen the queue on the day we visited we passed on the opportunity and I would strongly advise those wanting to visit to do so via... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Long wait line to get in and expensive fee to get in to see inside. It was raining outside and no where to get shelter.

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Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It was almost a mystical experience to see how all those books are being taken care of. And the Book of Kells, BEAUTIFUL!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Before you pay €10 just to stand in line for the Book of Kells, pay an extra €3 and go on a student-led guided tour of the campus. Our guide was knowledgeable and very humorous--(he implied that all the guides give roughly the same spiel). Tips are allowed--so throw the poor college kid some change! Then go fight the crowds... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

An expensive but worthwhile visit to the Book of Kells exhibition! Not really extensive but extremely interesting! I learned so much about the evangelists. Also I admired the incredible refined work done by monks in the early Middle Age in Europe: really masterpieces. Also we visited the Library which is a beautiful room with an incredible amount of antique and... More 

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