Visit the Jedi Archives in real life – at Trinity College, Dublin

The Jedi Archives in the Jedi Temple on Coruscant

The Jedi Archives in the Jedi Temple on Coruscant

ALTHOUGH I had my head in my hands while watching the Star Wars prequels, one of the things I remember is the Jedi Archives and their tranquil librarian, Jocasta Nu.

Built up over thousands of years, they contained knowledge from countless worlds which was available for any Jedi to access and use as they saw fit, as well as busts of dead Jedi masters.

After Count Dooku erased a planet from the database, you’d think they would have tightened security but not so – I visited them along with countless others only last week.

The Long Room at Trinity College, Dublin

The Long Room at Trinity College, Dublin

This is the Long Room in the library at Trinity College in Dublin, which I visited for the first time last week and spent the first few minutes I was in there racking my brains where I had seen them before. Then it hit me.

Instead of Jedi law and instruction, the shelves held some of the library’s five million books dating back hundreds of years. It is the largest reference library in Ireland and was packed with students studying for their exams.

It is also home to the Book of Kells, a beautifully illustrated bible that is more than 1000 years old.

After having a good look around, I suggested to my wife we’d better leave before the 501st Legion showed up and started kicking ass. She looked at me with her head on one side before walking off shaking her head, which I took to mean she agreed.

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