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A timely post! I am delighted to say that I will be visiting The Long Room next month on a trip over the Pond. Every time I see photos of the library, I am in awe. Can only imagine my reaction on seeing (and smelling) it in person.


Wonderful, Mary! I visited a few years ago and would return in an instant. I'm sure you will find it to be all you hope.


Thought I would tell you that I just returned from London/Dublin. Made it to the Long Room--a veritable cathedral of books. Truly lucked out that very few people were there (less than 10). Upon seeing photos of the virtually empty room my daughter had taken and posted on FB, my oldest son quipped that it appeared I had broken into the place after hours and that we should leave before the Garda showed up. Funny guy.

On a less pleasant note, we paid 25 euros for the two of us to see the Book of Kells. We just weren't told that room where the actual book was on display was, in fact, not open that day. Some people just walked into the gift shop where they were able to access the stairs to the Long Room without paying anything. Was not amused.


That's a poor show!
Glad you got to see the Library relatively empty though, Mary.

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