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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 #27 of 284 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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Pittsburg, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Lots of history here. The Book of Kells exhibit was very informative and enlightening. The story and artwork were well told. We did find the actual exhibit to be very difficult to follow. There were not clear signs on where to start and how to proceed through the information. We were a bit lost and spent too much time trying... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Trinity College is a beautiful place, full of history and well maintained gardens. SO much to see and learn.... Definitely get a guided tour. The guide is always a student at the College and our guide, showed pleasure and pride on showing the campus for us... And he was funny too! We had a great time and were really impressed... More

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Thousand Oaks, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Everyone we had spoken to suggested not missing Trinity College and we understood why when we entered the courtyard. The buildings in front of us were so impressive. Our guide was a graduate school with a very dry sense of humor who we found very interesting. Each building was representative of the time in which it was built. Some of... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Take the Trinity College tour and follow it up with the Book of Kells. There’s nothing like them anywhere. The line can be kind of long, but it moves fairly quickly. Don’t miss the library upstairs. The room is extraordinary, and they have some great artifacts to include THE Brian Bru harp that has become the symbol of free Ireland.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Get here early for the Book of Kells and the TC Library as the crowds can be a little overwhelming. The Books of Kells area is the first lot of rooms before you enter the Library. It was well presented and worth a look but once you head upstairs to the Library, you might forget what you've just seen as... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We got a tour from a recent graduate. This college was built in the 1590s! The long room library is an amazing site and includes a couple of late 8th, early 9th century books on display. This is the kind of library that makes me think of Harry Potter's Hogwarts school!

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Book of Kells, Brian Boru Harp, just the library itself - magnificent. Manuscripts well presented, especially the harp and Kells. The room is glorious. A treasure for Ireland.

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A visit to TCD Library is really worth the time it takes. there is a long exhibit about the book of kells, one of the oldest and most magnificent examples of medieval miniatures dating back to the 9th century. it is a gospel book - a bible - containing the whole new testament and the exhibit shows the history of... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Trinity College was beautiful the library was magnificent with its 200,000 books and as usual the staff at the venue were lovely

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Kentwood, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I think every tour group visiting the country stops here. Long waiting times and crowded inside prevented adequate viewing of displays. Also dark in display area. Gift shop seems to be as big an attraction as the library itself. That being said, its worth a visit to see what a collection of over 300 years of books looks like!

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