Dublin Old Library
College Green / Nassau Street, Dublin Route Planner
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Jun-Sep: 9am-6pm (Sun 4.30pm); Oct-May: Mon-Sat 9.30am-5pm, Sun noon-4.30pm - closed Christmas school hols


This imposing library (1712-32) is by Thomas Burgh, chief engineer and surveyor general of fortifications. The wonderful treasury includes some of the library's most valuable works, including the extraordinary Book of Kells (c 800), an illuminated manuscript on vellum, on which the Four Gospels are transcribed in Latin. In the impressive Long Room (64m by 12m), be sure to take a look at the oldest surviving Irish harp, which is at least 500 years old.


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  • 231 m - Suffolk Street, Dublin 2 0
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    MICHELIN 2020
    236 m - 4 Nassau Street, Dublin D2
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    363 m - 14-15 Trinity Street, Dublin D2