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The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition

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Address: College Green | Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 608 2320
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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The Book of Kells is a world famous illuminated manuscript written in Latin...

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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Fascinating tour of this place steeped in history

Really interesting tour of the Trinity College grounds, the amazing library and the Book of Kells. This is one not to miss. The entrance fee is Eur 14 but well worth it. I would... read more

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really interesting tour of the Trinity College grounds, the amazing library and the Book of Kells. This is one not to miss. The entrance fee is Eur 14 but well worth it. I would allow about a hour for the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must see in Dublin, in my view. There is normally a big line of people waiting to get in, so I recommend booking the fast track tickets on line. They are 2€ more expensive but that will save you from waiting outside in the street (specially if it is raining as there is no way to shelter... More 

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A true testimony of preservation of history education and religion. So many great aspects and another great place that Dublin has to offer!

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Entrance is 11 Euros per person. It is a self guided tour unless you purchase an audio guide. You learn about the history of the Book of Kells and at the end, you can actually see a page of the book. Pretty anti climactic. No photography is allowed The Old Library on the other hand, is a pretty interesting area... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a not to be missed visit. The exhibition shows the amazing details on the pages and explains the history.

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Thank 605Anne3333
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Is very nice library the ticket cost 11 euro but is a very good experence . You can understand what is the book of kells and seen the original book and see the main room an old library One of the most beautiful library seen in my life.

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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Didn't expect to see such a beautiful Old Library , highlight of our trip to Dublin , well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Book of Kells exhibit at Trinity College in Dublin is a real treasure. Composed of the four gospels of the New Testament, the Book was originally one volume and rebound as four masterpieces of calligraphy and illumination. The exhibit details the work that goes into such manuscripts, such as preparing the vellum and inks, the script and decorations. The... More 

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This attraction is indeed a 'must see' and we were lucky enough to see it when it wasn't particularly busy. I would suggest that it's better to go primed with some background knowledge about the Book of Kells. The displays before the Book itself are informative but a little overwhelming. It was of course amazing to see the Book itself.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bring a nice camera. Get a tour, it is not too much more than general admission and you get more information from a student of trinity college.

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