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​Five Amazing Facts About the Long Room at Trinity in Dublin, Ireland

Nico McKenzie by Nico McKenzie

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​Five Amazing Facts About the Long Room at Trinity in Dublin, Ireland

Introducing the Long Room, one of Ireland’s most famous sites located at the Library of Trinity College in Dublin.

Like a wooden ribcage, thousands and thousands of books line and intercept the long hall. The smell of soft dust and whispers fill the room as visitors extend the length of the beautiful library. The arched hollow of the ceiling acts as a spine, leading the eye down the hall, while statues of famous men bookmark the isles.

Would you like to know more about this incredible library? Well we’ve done the searching for you!

Read on to discover 5 Amazing Facts about the Long Room at Trinity:

  1. The Long Room holds over 200,000 books.
  2. The library is home to the Brian Boru Harp, which inspired Ireland’s coat of arms and the Guinness beer logo. It’s the only country in the world to use a musical instrument as its logo.
  3. The library was built over 280 years ago and is 65 meters long.
  4. All publishers in Ireland must leave a copy of their written works at the library (copyright library)
  5. Harry Potter was NOT filmed at the Long Room.

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