Library Appreciation: Trinity College: The Old Library (The Long Room)

Library Appreciation: Trinity College: The Old Library (The Long Room)

Located in Dublin, Ireland, over 200,000 books fill the Long Room located inside the Old Library, which was built between 1712 and 1732. In 1743 fourteen busts were commissioned from sculptor Peter Scheemakers. These busts represent a myriad of famous philosophers, writers, and influential men connected with the college. Famous benefactors of the Long Room between the 17th and 18th century include James Ussher, King Charles II, William Palliser, Claudius Gilbert, and Theophilius Butler. This room encompasses an exhibition of the famous Book of Kells, a gospel manuscript thought to be the oldest book from Scotland. A tour of the museum and Long Room is only fifteen dollars and should make your must-see list if you visit the city in future!

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By Courtney Funderburk, Page