Trinity College LibraryApril 16 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C
After our day tour, we had a light dinner in the Jungle Cafe and took a direct bus back to Dublin. We sleept in on Saturday morning, and headed to our last highlight of the trip that very afternoon: The Trinity College library with the Book of Kells, considered the pinnacle of manuscript illumination and western calligraphy, as well as the Long Room.
Even though the Long Room was full of people, it enraptured me as soon as I stepped foot in it, with it's long rows of bookshelves, busts of poets, philosophers and literary heroes and that smell of old books. Also, at the end, I was surprised to find the Brian Boru harp on display. This is one of three surviving medieval harps of the region and is featured in the coat of arms of Ireland.Read more