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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 #24 of 281 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Certainly a true Irish Historical Hi-light! Campus was never-ending---and very well laid out with adequate directions for self tours. The "Book of Kells" could easily be called one of the world wonders and is in a spectacular display---surrounded by various other historical exhibits---- The "Old Library" is overwhelming! A Dublin must-see! Regardless of capacity crowds, lines moved quickly. Washroom facilities... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went to the Trinity College today as a stop on our green hop on, hop off bus. The campus is huge and you can pickup a tour right as you walk in or do the campus with no tour guide then just pay for entry into the Book Of Kells exhibit which includes the old library also called the Long... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Trinity College Library is historic and impressive. In addition to the thousands of old and very valuable books, there are a number of interesting displays and exhibits. The show stopper of course is the Book of Kells. Although the line was long, it moved quickly. There is also a delightful gift shop downstairs. The visit to the Trinity College... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A true gem in Dublin. The Qeue will be long, but it moves fast and it is totally worth it. The Book of Kells is a true wonder!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The Book of Kells is one of the greatest examples of the richness of Irish cultural history. After you've seen it, you'll know why. The beauty and the exquisite detail are awe inspiring. I have been to see this landmark achievement on multiple visits to Dublin. A different page is displayed each time. At the height of tourist season, you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Trinity College was opened by Queen Elizabeth 1 back in the 1500's. Within its Walls are housed the incredible 9th century hand written bible known as the Book of Kells. It is a true masterpiece! Considering its age it is very complete but more it is a true wonder. It costs ten euros to enter but it is worth it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I was most impressed by the Book of Kells, the most noted reason for going to the library. The pages on display were impressive. Honestly it was over my head. I could not read the Latin without help. The illustrations or artwork were astonishingly colorful, even to today. The explanations of the meaning of the artwork was most informative. The... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Too crowded, too many boards of information to read. No crowd control anywhere. Entry and exit through the gift shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

When you visit Dublin, going to Trinity college and library is a must. You need time to enjoy the irish atmosphere you breath there. It is like being into cultural history of the country. I visited by myself but you can take guide tours through the building. Whatever you do, the books you can see there will sent puo to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Go. Excellent. Even if not familiar with any of it, go. Excellent. Time needed: Varies greatly with interest. Note: Line moves fast. Looks more ominous than it is. Cost: €10,00. Or pay €12,00 and get a student tour of the college included. Buy this package deal immediately upon entering the college through the main gate, off Grafton St, Dame St... More

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