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Book of Kells

Glimpse at the detail in the renowned Book of Kells in Trinity College. This lavishly illustrated manuscript of the Gospels dates back to the 19th century, and it is simply a marvel of Early Christian art carried out by the monks’ steady hands. The 65-metre Long Room in the Old Library is an incredible sight, and it is filled with old books, marble busts and a barrel-vaulted ceiling. This is also the room that inspired the imagery of the Jedi Archive in Star Wars Episode II.
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Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol opened its doors in 1796 as the new County Gaol for Dublin. Today the building symbolises the tradition of militant and constitutional nationalism from the rebellion of 1798 to the Irish Civil War of 1922-23. The great collection consists of a wide variety of object types, including manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, weaponry, artwork, medals, uniforms and personal effects especially related to the political imprisonment in the 1916-23 period, and to the experience of women during the Civil War.
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Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

There are over one million stories buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, ordinary and extraordinary people. Glasnevin Cemetery Museum is a wonderful introduction to the wealth of national history. This interactive visitor attraction offers a fascinating view of Ireland’s Necropolis and the many renowned figures that shaped the country we live in today. It also provides guided tours of the cemetery which are a unique opportunity to learn more about Ireland’s complex history.
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