Aisling Bourke (TY Hibernia) writes:
On Thursday the 10th of November, the Transition year students, along with the visiting Dutch students, went on a fascinating and enjoyable trip to see the Book Of Kells in Dublin. In the heart of Dublin city, we walked through the cobbled streets of Trinity College. Inside the magnificent Old library building, lay the ancient manuscript, The Book Of Kells. After, going through the interesting, ‘turning darkness into light’ exhibition, we proceeded into the treasury, where The Book Of Kells and other old manuscripts are on view. The Book of Kells was decorated with lavish designs and patterns, that looked impossibly complicated to draw! the manuscript contains the four gospels, beautifully handwritten in Latin. Then we enthusiastically, proceeded upstairs to the amazing Long Room which is over 65 meters in length and contains 200,000 of the Library’s oldest books in its oak bookcases. This was a brilliant trip that I thoroughly enjoyed!