Bruce Springsteen Visits Book Of Kells & Trinity Library In Between Shows


Bruce Springsteen has paid a visit to some of Ireland’s most famous attractions in between his run of shows in the capital over the weekend.

As mentioned, ‘The Boss’ takes shows in Dublin this week, performing three gigs at the RDS as part of his World Tour, with his third and final show coming up tomorrow (9 May).

Springsteen kicked off the first of these shows last Friday night (May 5), before returning to the venue Sunday evening (May 7).

In between these shows, the Glory Days singer took in all the fine sites that Dublin has to offer, including arriving at Trinity College Library to look at the Book of Kells.

A photo of the singer sampling the iconic 9th century manuscript was captured by Visitors services manager, Anne Marie Diffley.

“lovely to welcome back two regulars”

Following this, Springsteen paid a visit to two of his favourite premises, The Long Hall Pub, and Leo Burdock’s Famous Fish and Chips. Check out some photos here.

Springsteen was spotted enjoying a whiskey at the bar of the Long Hall Pub, alongside another visitor from abroad, who the pub stated was a “regular” from Wales when posting via social media.

“Seven years on, it was lovely to welcome back two regulars to the pub today! One from Aberystwyth in Wales, the other from New Jersey in the US. It’s the randomness that makes it so special. Sláinte”, they said.

Elsewhere, the singer also visited Leo Burdock’s Christchurch outlet.

This takeaway can add Springsteen to its list of celebrity guests to have enjoyed its delights, as he bought a bag of chips, and signed a vinyl copy of one of his albums.

“The Boss stopped by our flagship Christchurch @springsteen amazing legend”, a staff member shared via the business’ official Instagram account.

Last week, Bruce Springsteen delivered a surprise, impromptu gig at Rathangan’s ‘The Burrow Pub’ in Kildare, including a performance of ‘My Hometown’.

He also paid a visit to the home of Pogues music legend Shane MacGowan on his travels.