Trinity Library in Dublin

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Walking into the long room of the old Trinity library is like stepping into a Harry Potter Movie. In fact, many people believe the scenes in Hogwarts library were filmed at Trinity,  but it was actually the Bodleian at Oxford University.

My mother and I were visiting Trinity Library to see the Book of Kells, a famous illuminated manuscript from the year 800 A.D. As we made our way to the display area, so did about a thousand other people and we felt like we’d been dropped in the middle of a K Mart on black Friday.  We managed to get a cursory glimpse at the famous book, before deciding we’d had enough.  After extricating ourselves from the mob, we made our way upstairs where it was quieter and where I’d been told there was a nice library.

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