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The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition

College Green | Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 896 2320
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The Book of Kells is a world famous illuminated manuscript written in Latin of the Gospels from the Bible. It was painstakingly hand-written and illustrated by monks around 800 A.D.
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College Green | Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 896 2320
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Reviewed yesterday

Dublin is a wonderful city with so many fine Building, a wonderful history and the best eating and drinking establishments anywhere in Ireland but in a City full of wonders the Book of Kells and Trinity College stands out as something totally unique

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Beautiful and interesting. Wish we could have stayed longer. The Old Library is amazing. Education and the inquisitive mind history.

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If you are Christian or not this is a must see. we did the tour of Trinity College and entry into the library was included. So much history & understanding of the culture.

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The book is a real master of art, and the studies they are making demostrates the quality of the hand work the monks did for many years. The historic value is giant I really spend fantastic hours visiting the book and the wonderful library

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Skip the line tour was great! Had a great guide. Very informative. Really enjoyed it. Would highly recommend this tour.

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A quick visit here recently - after their fire alarm had stopped! Very interesting and informative. Lovely to finally see such a tremendous artefact and its location more than does it justice. What a beautiful building!

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So glad we took the time to visit the Book of Kells and the Old Library. The Library is truly awe inspiring!

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This is a great stop on the tourist circuit. The library is almost more interesting than the Kells book itself! Ask one of the guards in the library to explain the organization system for the books. It's really interesting! The gift shop has loads of...More

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My husband and I visited the Trinity Library and saw the Book of Kels on 10/15/17. We paid for the early access to Book of Kels and tour with LetzGo tours (through Trip Advisor) and it was worth EVERY penny. We were taken to the...More

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Trinity College was our first visit on our first day in Dublin. The campus is beautiful! We waited in line for the Book of Kells exhibit just before opening on a Tuesday; this seemed to be a good time to visit as the line wasn't...More

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Jackie M
29 September 2017|
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Response from BookOfKellsOfficial | Property representative |
Usually the Exhibition closes at 5pm on Friday evenings. However, today (and like last Friday for Culture Night) the Exhibition is open from 5pm to 7pm for PROBE: RESEARCH UNCOVERED AT TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN. Admission is... More
7 June 2017|
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Response from BookOfKellsOfficial | Property representative |
Hello. Yes, there is wheelchair access to the Old Library. There is an elevator in the Exhibition that will take you into the Treasury where the Book is on display and an elevator to take you to the Long Room on the next... More
Kirstie M
4 June 2017|
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Response from BookOfKellsOfficial | Property representative |
Hi Kirstie. Yes you can bring a buggy through the Exhibition and into the Long Room. There is a lift in the Exhibition that will take you into the Treasury where the Book is on display and a lift to take you to the Long Room... More