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Last edited 26 Oct 2019
Trinity College Library
In the library of Trinity College, the beautiful Elizabethan-style university founded in 1592 in Dublin, students spend long hours studying some of the great figures of Irish literature, such as Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett.
Trinity College, Ireland's oldest university, was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I on the site of a former monastery for the purpose of providing young Protestants with an alternative to perhaps the too "papist" universities.
Among the millions of books it holds, the most valuable is Kells, a delicate manuscript with beautiful illustrations made by Celtic monks in 800.
In the centre there are gleaming showcases with old books and manuscripts. On the left and right are sculptures of such famous people as Isaac Newton, Francis Bacon, Aristotle and Socrates guarding the library on both fronts.
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