Dublin’s 300-Year-Old Library Chamber

Do you love reading books? Do you belong to the old-school type who loves to spend long hours reading your favorite book collections in a library? If you do, maybe you should pay a visit to one of the oldest libraries in the world which is located in Dublin. It’s the Trinity College library with its majestic Long Room Chamber giving rooms to over 200,000 book collections. Just check out how it is to see what we mean.

Being in this long chamber, you can forget the Guinness Storehouse, Phoenix Park and Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. This 65 meter long books chamber has long been the real attraction in Dublin. It was built around 300 years ago between 1712 and 1732 making it becomes one of the oldest construction in the city.

As you may wonder why the library should have so many book collections, because back in 1801 the library was granted the right to claim a free copy of every book published in Britain and Ireland. This automatically made such book chamber become the biggest library in the country.

Besides its huge amount of its collections as well as the biggest of its kind, the library becomes so important because it also holds the Book of Kells. It is now one of the most famous and valuable manuscripts in existence because it was said to have been written by monks about more than 1200 years ago.