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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 277 attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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East Rutherford, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I wanted to go to Trinity College Library for quite some time now. I was excited to finally get to Dublin this month and number one on my list was this library! I mean, duh! Maybe I'm just a naive American tourist, but I thought that I'd be able to walk into the library, take out a book, sit down... More

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Sheldon, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The "Book of Kells" was such a unique sensory experience, as well as the very informative exhibit on Brian the Boru: Emperor King and the Battle of Clontarf 1014. Our understanding of how ageless the proud Irish history is was certainly evident in celebrating the 1000 years since King Brian defeated the Viking takeover of Dublin. I was able to... More

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

You first go in to read about the book of Kells and how they came about.then your in a darkened room looking at the actual book. It's in Latin but the graphics and the writings are amazing. Then you go upstairs and you can smell how old the books are in the library it truly is amazing. If your in... More

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Greer, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Not just to see the Book of Keels, but for the library and college grounds it is a must see. Seeing first hand how the books in this ancient library are filed and cataloged by size is amazing.

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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

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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