Famed as the home to the Book of Kells, this room is surrounded by marble busts of famed philosophers, and writers

Situated at Trinity College in Dublin, the Long Room is as magical as Hogwarts from 'Harry Potter.' The Long Room library is surrounded by marble busts of famed philosophers, and writers. It was built between 1712 and 1732. In 1801, the Library was given legal deposit rights which means they have the right to attain all books published in Ireland.

It isn’t called the Long Room for nothing as the length measures 213 feet. It holds up to 200,000 of the library’s oldest books. For any history buffs, the Long Room also holds one of the last remaining copies of 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic, the Book of Kells, and the Trinity College Harp, which dates back to 15th century.

If you have ever had the chance to visit, you will probably recall just how magnificently grand the room is, how spectacular the books are and how an atmosphere of history fills the room.

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One of the library’s most prized possessions is the Book of Kells, which is an illuminated manuscript created by Celtic monks around the year 800. If you are interested in visiting the Long Room, you can buy tickets on site or online. There are student-led tours of Trinity College where you will learn about the rich history of the college and architecture of the school.

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Trinity College Dublin's spectacular main square, with the Long Room building to the right. www.tcd.ie/library