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Old Library- Book of Kells Closed??

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Old Library- Book of Kells Closed??

Does anyone know how long?

The Old Library and the Book of Kells Exhibition

Due to essential maintenance the Book of Kell and the Old Library Building will be closed from 1400 on Thursday 7th March 2013.

Days, weeks?

Thanks all, in Dublin on the 24th

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1. Re: Old Library- Book of Kells Closed??

I would take that to mean it's just for that afternoon. (Which is guess is almost "this" afternoon now!)

You could contact them to make sure:


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2. Re: Old Library- Book of Kells Closed??

I had a look. It's for today only (7 th)

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3. Re: Old Library- Book of Kells Closed??

We were there last month and the book of kells was undergoing refurbishment and was closed indefininately.

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4. Re: Old Library- Book of Kells Closed??

We were also greeted by the closure sign on that day and assumed it was just for the day. But, yesterday, when we tried again to see it, we found that the library was open but the book was still not on display due to "technical difficulties." They had placed an exact facsimile on display and said that they were working hard to make sure the original was back by St. Patrick's Day.

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5. Re: Old Library- Book of Kells Closed??

For those missing out on the Book of Kells, head to the Chester Beatty Library.

The collection of manuscripts, prints and rare books leaves the Book of Kells in the dust.

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6. Re: Old Library- Book of Kells Closed??

Have to agree a little Mez. While 'Kells' is amazing, you just get pushed along with no time to look.

The Chester Beatty is an oasis of calm and beauty.

Plus you can squeeze in a sneaky bakewell tart in the fab cafe downstairs!!!


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