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Dublin, Ireland

The first time that I went to Dublin was in the year 2000 after driving around the United Kingdom and Ireland for a few weeks with my mom.  673 more words


Trinity College Dublin Archives and Manuscripts

If you have a love for Ireland you have to checkout the website for Trinity College Dublin Archives and Manuscripts. This website is a great way to get a look at some rare history in their catalogue and find information about The Book of Kells! 9 more words



wlite-scīne, adj: of brilliant beauty, splendid, beauteous.

Image: The wlite-scīne Book of Kells, fol. 34r; chi-rho page, introducing St Matthew’s account of the nativity.

Old English

Book of Kells

When we first got into Dublin, it was 7 AM in Ireland (1 AM back home) and since almost nothing was open quite yet, my family and I took this chance to see the Book of Kells. 352 more words


RDS 'Great Libraries of the World’ Lecture – Peter Fox on Trinity College Library Dublin 15/04/15

This free (but booking essential!) lecture will examine some familiar aspects of the history of Trinity College Library Dublin from a less familiar perspective. Much of what we now take for granted: the foundation of the Library in the 16th century, the building of what we now call the Old Library in the 18th, the New Library (now the Berkeley) in the 20th, and Trinity’s continuing right to claim new books published in both Britain and Ireland – all of these involved complex negotiations, the outcome of which was far from certain. 175 more words


"Hello Stranger" - Handmade Books by Primary School Students Make Acquaintance with the Long Room

On Wednesday, March 25th, the Old Library will be given the pleasure of hosting the Bookmark Awards Ceremony and exhibition launch, brought to us by the Trinity Access Programme (TAP). 229 more words

Long Room Library

The Secret of Kells

       This film was recommended to me in that “I haven’t seen it but I think you might enjoy it” way, so I didn’t really know anything about it going in. 286 more words