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The Old Library Trinity Collage, Dublin, Ireland

 
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erato's pictureby erato History & Culture travel tip
added on the 6th of October, 2009
Trinity Collage is like a trademark of Dublin. Its huge library is just amazing - if you like books and libraries. :)
You can barely imagine the amount of books there and the atmosphere of gratitude that captures you when you step in. Besides the walk among the thousands of books the Old Library offers exhibitions as well. The most famous is the Book of Kells exhibition. The Book of Kells is a world famous 9th century manuscript of the four gospels that was written on calfskin. Other old manuscripts are also exhibited besides this one.
The so called Long Room of the library gives place to more than 200,000 of the oldest books of the library. It's wonderful. I think I could move in there. :)

Address:
Trinity Collage Dublin
Collage Green
Dublin 2

Price:
Adults 9 Euro
Students and seniors 8 Euro
Free for children under 12

Opening Hours:
Monday-Saturday: 09:30 - 17:00
Sunday (May-September): 09:30 - 16:30
Sunday (October-April): 12:00 - 16:30


How to get there:
It is in the center of Dublin. You can get there by the DART rail line, the nearest stations are Pearse Street and Connolly Station.

 
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