Walk in the footsteps of Wilde and Beckett at Trinity College

first_img“We receive approximately 600,000 visitors to Trinity College per year of which less than 10 per cent are from Australia,” said Paul Corrigan, Retail and Marketing Manger, The Old Library, Trinity College Dublin. “Currently a number of Australian agents aren’t aware of the massive tourism potential associated with the College, which is a challenge we are trying to overcome.” Located in the heart of Dublin City, Trinity College Library Dublin is one of the world’s great research libraries. The College also houses the Book of Kells – a 9th century gospel, revered as a work of art and famous throughout the world – which is on view alongside other important manuscripts in the “Turning Darkness into light” exhibition in the treasury. Visitors are also able to walk through the Old Library, which is the oldest surviving building in Trinity College, built between 1712 and 1732. The main chamber of the Old Library, the Long Room, houses over 200,000 of the library’s oldest books and was said to have inspired George Lucas’ final battle scene in the “Jedi Archives” during the film Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Trinity College is open seven days a week and entry tickets are valid for a 24-hour period to ensure that visitors get the most out of their visit as possible. Boasting incredible alumni including Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett and Bram Stoker, Trinity College should be included as a ”must see” on the itinerary of all visitors to Dublin. The Long room The book of Kells Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.Flast_img read more