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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 279 attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The history and the impressive long hall library with alcove after alcove of ancient books met my book loving families' every anticipation.

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Clonmel, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A must-do in Dublin and is completely worth the wait and the money. The book of Kells is just amazing and the long room is breath taking.

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Niles, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Book of Kells is a must see for anyone visiting Dublin, followed by a walk through the Long Room of the Old Library. Over 6 million books, manuscripts, journals line the amazing walls dating back to 1592. Not as impressive as the Library at Alexandria, Egypt, but still amazing in its own right.

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New York City, New York
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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

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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