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Chester Beatty Library Tips (19)

A COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS

The Chester Beatty Library is housed in the 18th century Clock Tower Building that has a wooden clock tower and a Peacock weather vane. It's named after Sir Alfred Chester Beatty, a rich American...
balhannah
Nov 03, 2016

A MAN WHO COLLECTED BOOKS

Although i passed by here after the library was closed i thought that i would mention a few words about Chester Beatty.Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968) nick-named "KING OF COPPER" because he was...
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davidjo
Aug 01, 2015

Chester Beatty Library

When I was in Dublin most of the Museums are free of charge. So was the Chester Beatty Library. It's a great place if you're interested in old manuscripts and papyrus! You can see many biblical...
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yvgr
Apr 04, 2012

CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY

The library is housed in the clock tower building and has treasures from cultures and religions around the world including, manuscripts, prints and books.These items were bequeathedin 1956 to the...
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alyf1961
Aug 15, 2011

Chester Beatty Library

This has to be one of, if not the best museum that I've been to. The breadth and depth of some of the collections was amazing and everything was labelled with interesting peices of information as was...
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monkeytrousers
Apr 04, 2011

Chester Beatty Library

Unfortunately I cannot give too much of a tip on the library as it was closed on a monday when I decided to visit from October to April.I believe though from Annemariebyrne that you pay so much to see...
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jo104
Apr 12, 2010

Chester Beatty Library

I really couldn't figure out why people rave so over going to see the Book of Kells at Trinity College. From the descriptions I read, I was not at all enticed-long lines, an 8E admission fee and the...
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Dabs
Nov 29, 2009

A man's passion

The Chester Beatty Library was named European Museum of the Year in 2002, and though I wouldn't say I was exactly that enthusiastic about it, it really was an interesting visit - and of course, it...
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Jefie
May 23, 2009

Alfred Chester Collection

Located within the grounds of Dublin Castle, Chester Beatty Library is an art museum and library which houses the great collection of manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, drawings, rare books and...
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lina112
Mar 31, 2009

Fascinating!

European Museum of the Year in 2002, and I can see why. Beatty was a collector of art and books, who donated the collection to Ireland on his death.It includes relics of Buddhist, Islam and Christian...
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iaint
Apr 08, 2008

Chester Beatty Library

Close to Dublin castle and a few years ago voted "best museum". A private collection of precious books from every corner of the world. Unique book ilustrations ... medieval bibles, hour books, chinese...
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MichaelFalk1969
Mar 19, 2008

CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY

This museum is located right beside the castle, on the other side of Dubh Linn Gardens and contains a large array of objects which were collected by Sir Alfred Chester Beatty. Mostly art and...
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hevbell
Nov 26, 2006
 
 
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Things to Do Near Chester Beatty Library

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Dublin Castle

This intact Norman Tower dates to 1226 and is a beauty! It has walls 4.6 metres thick, no wonder it was used as a high security prison during Tudor times. The Irish Chieftain, Red Hugh O'Donnell,...
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City Hall

Dublin's City Hall was designed by architect Thomas Cooley who was the winner from 62 applicants in an advertised design competition. It took ten years to complete. We came across city Hall after...
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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum

Even if you don't have time to tour the Famine museum on the Jeanie Johnston tall ship, I still think it is worthwhile taking the walk to view the ship. Jeanie Johnston is a replica of a three masted...
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Christ Church Cathedral

So much has been written about Christchurch Cathedral i just like to point out a few facts that people may not be aware of. The official name of Christ Church is The Cathedral of the Holy and...
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Dublinia

We visited the Museum on our last morning of our visit to Dublin. It was wet and rainy, so this was a short walk from our hotel. We took the ticket that meant we could walk though and across to the...
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Temple Bar

In Temple bar you will find many younger people trying to earn a few euro by selling their home made craftwork. These people just display their goods on a sheet on the ground or a small table. I am...
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Getting to Chester Beatty Library

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Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

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  • Sunday 13:00 to 17:00
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday 11:00 to 17:00

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