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Trinity College Library Dublin

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Address: College St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 1 896 1661
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Book of Kells ok, Long Room Excellent

Bif of a shuffle to view The Book of Kells, but everyone wants to see it, so you have to accept the queues. However, once you go upstairs to The Long Room that makes it all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Bif of a shuffle to view The Book of Kells, but everyone wants to see it, so you have to accept the queues. However, once you go upstairs to The Long Room that makes it all worthwhile. Fascinating, does anyone every go up those ladders and remove any of the books.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The Book of Kells is really awesome! Incredible display and the library in the Long Hall is amazing. A must see when you are in Dublin.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

One of the most impressive libraries (The long room) we have seen so far. Don't miss the book of kells, and come early in the morning of avoid the crowds.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

was slightly disappointed by this attraction. 10 euros in and then very little was on display. saw the Book of Kells but not book of Armagh, got to see half of the Long Room library and then its exit via the Gift Shop.....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

€10 entry fee, it was amazing to see the beauty of the library but I felt disappointed by the display of children's literature, the display outside gave me a different imoression

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Long queue. Lots of people and crowded sisällä.Kallis. A lot of noise. Unable to take some time to good the Book of Kellss just a glance skies. The library really nice. Nice surroundings, beautiful buildings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Excellent permanent display for the Book of Kells, with lots of detail and interesting information about the production of the book and the context from which it emerged. Then we saw the children's literature temporary display in the main library room. Worth it just for the architecture - absolutely fantastic. The display was very good, charting the influence of myths,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The library is exactly as beautiful as the countless photos I've seen. I wasn't sure what to expect from the Book of Kells, but the exhibit is fantastic and really helps you to appreciate the Book by the time you see it! Very well done. Even the gift shop is great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The Book of Kells was a little disappointing as you can only see two pages in a small, dark room, surrounded by lots of people. However, the library was quite remarkable and I enjoyed seeing it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Both my wife and I loved this. The detail in the Book of Kells part is tremendous. Explanations of its history and other ancient texts is very detailed and absorbing. Second part is the great hall of the library, which is truly awe inspiring. Take your time and absorb everything.

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