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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 #22 of 276 attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The Trinity College library is a beautiful place, and is not to be missed. As you walk around the College and soak in the sights of the campus, you get a glimpse of how grand a place it is. Just when you think you've seen it all, you enter the library. Inside you see thousands of books that are over... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Fascinating library, Spectacular. The gift shop was filled with interesting celtic crafts and lovely staff. Must see in Dublin!

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Denny, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The book of Kells was the big draw here, and I found the exhibit interesting with a fascinating amount of detail behind the research that's been done on the manuscripts. The Library is lovely to look at, and reminded me of so many films. The architecture and overall look of the buildings are very nice. We were lucky enough to... More

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Wailea, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The library is a beautiful place. It inspired a scene in Star War. The Book of Kells is historically interesting but really not much to seen. The college has an interesting history. We arrived at the end of the day and only paid half the admission price which I felt is probably the right price for it.

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Medfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The library and associated book of Kells is not to be missed. What a fabulous place. There are not too many places where you can view books over 1000 years old.

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Springfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Given the one of the greatest exports of Ireland is its people, Trinity College is a place not to be missed. As you walk around the College you really feel like you are part of an amazing history. There is the famous book of Kells, but if you choose not to go to the Library there is so much else... More

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

The library is something you have probably seen countless times on television. Long, narrow and home to thousands of books. You also have the opportunity to see the famous Book of Kells. Great gift shop with Trinity sweatshirts and other items. Great stop for gifts! Plan to go early to avoid long lines.

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Aalborg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW via mobile

It really was very interesting, even though it was a bit confusing in the area with the book of Kells. I myself found the old library very beautiful and fascinating. But the price was a bit expensive - 8€ for a student - and it didn't even gave us access to all the areas at Trinity.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Wandered around Trinity College which is interesting in itself but the line for entry to the library at 12 noon was long and moving slowly. Reckoned it would have taken an hour to get inside. So a bit disappointed we gave up on the library and Book of Kells.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We stopped in to see the Book of Kells, which was beautiful, but the highlight for myself was the Old Library. The Book of Kells was a bucket list item, but the crowds did steal the magic a bit. However, the wait outside in the rain (about 20 mins) was made worth it by the beautiful old books on the... More

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