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At the Old Library in Trinity College, Dublin the public are granted access to the 65 metre-long Long Room. As with the British Library, Trinity College Library is a legal deposit library so has a right to a copy of every book published in Britain and Ireland.  As a result, this impressive vaulted-ceiling room, with dark panelling and marble busts is packed from floor to ceiling with over 200,000 of the library’s oldest books..

I particularly liked the alphabet lettering down the side columns of the shelves.



The room was built between 1712 and 1732, and originally had a flat plastered ceiling.  However, pressure of storage requirements led to the ceiling being raised and the current barrel-vaulted ceiling and upper gallery was added in 1860.


Access to this gorgeous room is part of the Book of Kells tour.

Posted as part of Frizztext’s Tagged A challenge and ABC Wednesday.

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