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“Excelent Exhibitions”

National Library of Ireland
Ranked #48 of 503 things to do in Dublin
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Owner description: The National Library of Ireland holds the most outstanding collection of Irish documentary material in the world. There are three reading rooms and a Genealogy Advisory Service to assist family history researchers. The Library also has two major exhibitions, the multi-awarding winning 'Yeats : the life and work of WB Yeats' and 'Strangers to Citizens : the Irish in Europe 1600-1800'. Entry to the Library and exhibitions is free.
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“Excelent Exhibitions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

Went for a wander in a couple of weeks ago to have a look around, the whole place is interesting and pleasant to have a walk around and walked around the WB Yeats exhibit, which was very interesting and nicely laid out.

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“Revisit after years”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

Went back to NLI yesterday after years and was amazed at the improvements to courtesy and service. The willingness to help was heart warming. Thanks to Michael , Brid and others for making my visit a pleasant, fruitful and worthwhile one. I will be back again soon.!

Visited October 2013
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Mullingar, Ireland
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“Library exhibitions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

We enjoyed a tour of both current exhibitions in the national Library, the Lockout and the W.B. Yeats. Both were very interesting and well presented. They are both self guided. We were also shown the Reading room and learned the history of the building. There is a service for those seeking to trace their ancestors. the library is a reference library and holds many resources for those engaged in research.

Visited October 2013
Thank Geraldine M
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Austin, Texas
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“Display of lockout at the library”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

I walked through the exhibit about labor lockouts and strikes and was impressed with the exhibit and artifacts on display.

Visited October 2013
Thank Davin G
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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“An interesting detour from Trinity College”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Found the library by hapenstance, and what a great surprise. During our visit they had a exhibit of the works, life etc. of William Butler Yeats, which was captivating. Had intended to spend more time at Trinity College, but got so engrossed in this exhibit that we barely had time for a short visit to the college. The library in general is worth visiting for many other reasons and if this exhibit is an indication of what they do all the time it definitively merits a visit.

Visited August 2013
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