Trinity College’s Library, an Irish National Treasure, Gets Set for a Long-Needed Restoration

From a New York Times story by Ed O’Loughlin headlined “An Irish National Treasure Gets Set for a Long-Needed Restoration”:

DUBLIN — The Long Room, with its imposing oak ceiling and two levels of bookshelves laden with some of Ireland’s most ancient and valuable volumes, is the oldest part of the library in Trinity College Dublin, in constant use since 1732.

But that remarkable record is about to be disrupted, as engineers, architects and conservation experts embark on a 90 million euro, or $95 million, program to restore and upgrade the college’s Old Library building, of which the Long Room is the main part.