Friday, July 8, 2016

Past POIs - Trinity College Library [Dublin, Ireland]

One of my must-sees while in Dublin, Ireland is the Trinity College Library. While I was there primarily for the Long Room, the Book of Kells exhibit that was there was pretty interesting as well.

Trinity College Library Long Room.
The Trinity College Library is the largest research library of Ireland and is designated as the legal deposit library for the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, which means that they will get a copy of every book published within those countries. This amounts to over 100,000 new books every year and the library itself contains over 5,000,000 books, manuscripts, maps, and printed music.

Trinity College Library Long Room.
They don't allow photography in the Book of Kells exhibit, however, you can take photos in the Long Room. Admissions grants you access to the Book of Kells exhibit, seeing the Book of Kells itself, and the Long Room.

Your duration of stay depends on how much time you spend in the Book of Kells exhibit and how long you take in the Long Room. We spent about 1 hour here. Make sure to come early since tours happen and they have priority.

For more information, visit the official site at https://www.tcd.ie/visitors/book-of-kells/

Come back next Friday for another Past Point of Interest!