Heritage Trinity Campus

The Long Room

About the venue

Event spaces do not come more special than the Long Room, in the Old Library at Trinity College Dublin.

Considered by many to be one of the world’s most beautiful libraries, every corner of this extraordinary 65-metre vaulted chamber has been filled with history and heritage since it first opened in 1732.

Gaia installation in the old library building

At the very heart of the university campus, your guests will be amazed by this incredible room. They will be surrounded by leather-bound books, artefacts, manuscripts and sculptures of some of the greatest minds the world has ever known. Hosting an event here can be made even more memorable with a private tour of the Book of Kells exhibition beforehand, where they can marvel at the intricate artwork and learn about the history and heritage of one of the world’s most famous illuminated manuscripts – often cited as Ireland’s greatest cultural treasures.

The Old Library is currently undergoing a once in a lifetime redevelopment project to preserve and conserve this building and its precious collection for future generations. These precious collections have been in our care for over 400 years, but today The Library faces conservation challenges and an urgent need to improve fire protection and environmental controls. The Old Library Redevelopment project is safeguarding this magnificent 18th century building, and conserving its precious collections for future generations. The team is decanting 200,000 early printed books from the library’s shelves. One by one each book is cleaned, vacuumed, electronically tagged and linked to a catalogue record, before being safely relocated to a climate-controlled storage facility. Your guests will witness a once in a lifetime, and historic moment in the story of Trinity College Dublin

The Long Room can host up to 200 people for an evening reception, and its unique atmosphere will create an unforgettable experience for all who attend your event.

An event in the Long Room is truly a memorable and inspiring occasion. If you would like further information on how we could help you to host your event here, you can fill out the enquiry form below, or contact one of our team on events@tcd.ie or 01 8964477 and we would be delighted to help you.


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