The Library (Book of Kells), Dublin
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Europe’s finest library is in Dublin on the grounds of Trinity College. Dublin’s 16th-century, oldest university is located on the edge of the city centre and you can easily visit the campus. Trinity College Library is more than 300 years old and houses thousands of books, including The Book of Kells, which was written some 1,200 years ago.
The Long Room is a library like the movies: a gigantic room with dusty bookcases reaching to the ceiling. Since this library is also a legal depository, it contains a total of about 4.5 million printed books and manuscripts, including the Book of Kells, a well-preserved manuscript from 800 AD with beautiful calligraphy. The book is part of the Bible created by monks in the 9th century. The drawings are very special, sophisticated and sometimes even coloured with semi-precious stones. The Book of Kells, is one of the most extraordinary sights in Dublin.
You do have to buy a ticket to see the library; the rest of the university grounds are public.Continue reading “🇮🇪 Book of Kells”