Old Library

Local nameOld Library
LocationDublin, Ireland

Old Library, which is a part of Trinity College, is the largest library in Ireland and is most famous for being home to the famous Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript of a Gospel book. This place is an absolute must-see for people interested in ancient books, journals and manuscripts.

One of the most interesting rooms in the library is its Long Room which houses the oldest books in the collection. This chamber is also lined by a series of marble busts of great philosophers and writers. Interestingly, the Long Room closely resembles the Jedi archives from the Star Wars series, but its creator claims that it is only accidental.

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Early Access Book of Kells and Dublin Castle Tour

Opening hours

The opening hours may differ from library to library. Please check the website for further information.


Book of Kells Tickets:
Adult: €11-14
Concessions: €12

Please check the official website for information about which manuscripts are currently on display.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_College_Library

Official Website https://www.tcd.ie/visitors/book-of-kells/tickets-information/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tcdlibrary

Twitter https://twitter.com/tcdlibrary

Email dutylibrarian@tcd.ie

Phone +353 896 2320

Address Trinity College Library, College Green Dublin 14, Ireland

Coordinates 53°20'38.125" N -6°15'24.512" E

Tours and activities: Old Library

Early Access Book of Kells and Dublin Castle Tour

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