Trinity College Long Room Library

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One of the great libraries of the world


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Long Room Library, Trinity College Dublin

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©2009 Darren McLoughlin

The World famous Long Room Library in Trinity College, Dublin.

This library is counted as one of the great libraries in the World, and is one of Ireland's most visited attractions.

It holds many rare and ancient texts, most notably The Book of Kells, The Book of Durrow, and The Book of Armagh - once reputed to have belonged to Saint Patrick himself. The book is believed to have been written around 807AD so it postdates Saint Patrick by some time.

The Book of Kells is the biggest draw to the Long Room Library, an illuminated manuscript of the Four Gospels, written ca. 800AD. Another exhibit includes an original copy of the Proclamation of The Republic from The Easter Rising in 1916; also on display is the oldest Irish Harp in existence (15th C.) - the same Harp as features on Irish Euro coins.

Visitors to the library can see the Long Room as featured here, and visit the Book of Kells right in the heart of Dublin.