Was pleasantly surprise by this unusal attraction. Very well done. Enjoyed it immensely, highly recommend you check it out.
About The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition
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The book of Kells is in remarkable state of preservation and well worth seeing together along with the other ancient manuscripts and books.
Selected parts of The Book of Kells itself are in a glass display case and are certainly interesting to see. But leading to that are many rooms giving the historical background of the Book and of its times, and that context is important to know....More
This is a don't miss. The artist and historical value of the Book of Kells can't be matched. Take time to sit in the Long Hall and appreciate the beauty of the shelves filled with ancient tomes.
Of course if you know nothing about Ireland's greatest national treasure, The Book of Kells, your visit won't be nearly as meaningful. But the exhibition does a good job of educating those unfamiliar with its history and relevance. The Long Room in the library is...More
Pros- it's very interesting to see such old and beautiful books. The video on bookbinding was informative. Library was beautiful. Cons - crowded- even though we went off peak, there were some groups and became very crowded with people pushing their way around. Felt rushed...More
Took the tour guided by a student well worth the $. 30 minute walk around campus giving great Irish history lesson and how college site fit in. Also explained college life and her experiences. Then got in line for book of Kells only took 10...More
Know what to expect before you go. The manuscripts themselves only have two pages open for viewing in dimly lit glass cases. It is more about being able to say you saw them. We thought the audio tour was worth purchasing to help understand all...More