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“Must See...on a Quiet Day”

The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition
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US$49.88*
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Early Access: Book of Kells Including Exterior Tour of Dublin Castle
Ranked #15 of 531 things to do in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Must See...on a Quiet Day”
Reviewed 18 April 2012

Bit pricey and definitely not an all-day activity, but well worth seeing none the less! My friends and I went to view the piece of literary history and took in the surroundings or Trinity College during our vacation. We were all pleased after that we had done it, and extremely lucky we weren’t there on a crowded/busy day, as we discovered when talking to people during a night out who had gone the day before us and said it was not fun.

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“Trinity College”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

You can have a tour ont the campus and visit the Library and the Book of Kells

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“"illuminating" and fascinating to think of when this was done”
Reviewed 16 April 2012

this was part of the trinity college experience.. and a must see for everyone.. not just the religious!

Visited April 2012
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“Interesting bit of Literary History”
Reviewed 15 April 2012

Cost was 18 E for two. There were a few rooms with placards on how the books were made from pigments to vellum and historical contexts. Then the final showing room is the book itself. Upstairs then is the giant library you always see in photos about Trinity College. Very old and high ceilings. Busts of writers. You exit of course through the store. This was a fast exhibit, maybe 30 minutes or less. You can't take any photographs.

Visited April 2012
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“interesting”
Reviewed 14 April 2012

Interesting to see a book that is so old with so much history. Lots of old books in this exhibit to look at. Located at the beautiful Trinity College. A good opportunity to see the amazing architecture of the College at the same time.

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