We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Trinity College Library Dublin

Address: College St, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
Phone Number: 353 1 896 1661
Improve this listing
89%
Ranked #16 of 218 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Cultural
Attraction details
Type: Libraries, Cultural

Hotels near Trinity College Library Dublin

Write a Review

2,157 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,273
    651
    189
    37
    7
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This is the most beautiful place I have ever visited. I do love books - and I could have stayed here forever. A must when in Dublin!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Galway
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Fabulous library. You feel like you are transported back in time. Friendly staff too. Book of Kells was nice to see. Lovely gift shop and not overly priced.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Naples, Florida
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The library at Trinity College is truly unique. In addition to the Book of Kells, they have an immense collection of old and new literature in a massive hall that seems infinite! The architecture has to been seen to be believed. The whole campus is lovely but the library is definitely the crown jewel!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bedford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
58 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Any trip to Dublin must include a visit to Trinity College Library, not just for the Book of Kells but discovering a sense of history that shaped part of the Western civilization that we are part of - the Long Room itself and the architecture around Trinity are worth the visit on their own.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

If you like history or appreciate craftmanship you will love this visit. See the book of Kells , an ancient manuscript and learn of its history, how it was constructed and its relationship with Iona in Scotland. The library itself is awe inspiring and its dark high vaulted array of old books would not be out of place in a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Surrey
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
133 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Here is where the book of Kells is kept and it is presented in a very informative way First you can see where the book was written and the history of how it ended up here. Then you get explanations of how the book was made along with other similar books. Finally you get to see a couple of pages... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Modesto, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We skipped the guided tour of the campus, and headed straight to the Library to see the book of Kell's. We had no line, no waiting...which was amazing after all the review I had read. We pad the 5 euros or whatever for the entrance fee, and walked through. Although the Book of Kells was interesting, just walking through this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dublin, Ireland
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Book of Kells in an ancient illuminated iconic manuscript or religious writings found in Co. Meath. This is a two story high old style library where you need ladders to get to the books.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

You won't see much advertising done about the Old library of trinity College yet it is a must on every travel guide. Here you will find the oldest manuscripts almost of all civilization. Dating back to the 8th century and with amazing illustrations this books were written by the monks and contain the 4 gospels. The library itself is a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Honolulu, Hawaii
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is a wonderful library, the largest in Ireland. You are not allowed to touch any books though and only few books are on display. The rest are stacked on impressive bookcases just next to you. It is definitely a must-see, but you need to watch out for long queues. I think there is an option to book a fast-track... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Trinity College Library Dublin also viewed

Dublin, County Dublin
Dublin, County Dublin
 

Been to Trinity College Library Dublin? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Trinity College Library Dublin staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?