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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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Brisbane, Australia
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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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Florence, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The Long Room is the most amazing space with so many beautifully bound books to see lining the walls. The ladders and stairways are also attractive features and the smell of all those real books indescribable (so I won't try). Add the Book of Kells for good measure and this is a five star visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Trinity is one of those places to tick off the list of "essential" visits when in Dublin. We did the short guided tour which cost 12 euros, compared to only 10 euros to go in the library to see the book of Kells which, personally, I think was worth the little extra it cost as it opened up the history... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The line to visit was very long because there was a cruise ship in port, but it was well worth the wait. The Book of Kells is beautiful and you can get quite close, though it is by no means the only book worth viewing. Great displays with a good flow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I was disappointed with the Book of Kells, but the library saved the day. I love the musty smell of books and seeing so many, as well as all the other old objects and statues was really interesting. The library saved the visit for me and made the entry fee slightly more worthwhile.

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you're a book lover, besides the obvious Book of Kells, just staring at the 200,000+ books there is an experience itself

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