Before coming to Ireland I had done a bit of research about the country and about Dublin. The first order of business was to look for book shops and libraries. Books have always helped me cope better with change, because they are the only place where I can escape from daily activities. So, naturally I came across Trinity College.
The buildings, the parks and the history that surround this college made me even more curious about its history and development, so I wanted to visit it from day one.
Trinity College was founded in 1592 and it’s located in the heart of Dublin. Believe me, it is definitely worth visiting!
As soon as you pass the entrance gates you’ll be embraced by diversity, students from all over the world, tourists, teachers, alumni and different building styles. The place is enormous, so you might get overwhelmed at first. Don’t worry, everyone’s nice there, so they will gladly guide you to the places you have to visit. Now, for all the Harry Potter fans out there, I have even better news. There is a place inside Trinity College, where you can actually feel like you’re at Hogwarts. Imagine a room that is about 65 metres long, filled with over 200,000 old and rare books… how does that sound?
Maybe this will make it easier to imagine it:I don’t think there’s any need to describe the chills and feelings you get when you walk in there. It’s like a fairytale land where all dreams can come true!
This place is called “The Long Room” (obviously) and in the same building you can find The Book of Kells on display. This was written by monks around year 800 A.D…. so it’s definitely something to be looking at.So, this was the first place I’ve visited in Dublin and it is still my no. 1 spot in town.
Stay tuned for more landmarks and stories from our journey!