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“Good enough if you have time to spare”

The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition
Ranked #4 of 573 things to do in Dublin
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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.
Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

Always said I wanted to go and see the book of kells but every time we plan to go the queue is far to long. Down in dublin during the week decided to walk round see if it was busy. Walked straight it. Was interesting enough the history and the way they presented it. Book of kells itself was lovely to see. Not allowed to take photos but understand why though - happy enough with that. Also had the book of Armagh. Was amazing to be so close to something so old! Library upstairs is lovely to see. Gift shop expensive! Would recommend it if u have an hour to spare. Would rush back to it. Once is enough

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

our tour guide was fantastic. His jokes and commentary were well worth the extra fee. Waiting in line for the Book of Kells had something to be desired, but it's a great tour nonetheless

Thank Kristi S
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

We went an hour before closing time and didn't have to wait in line long. It is interesting to see, but wouldn't want to waste the day standing on line for this.

Thank Stacy L
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

The Pat Liddy walking tour brought us to the Trinity College campus. Excellent tour guide with lots of stops along the way. I've been to the book of Kells in 2009 so we did not revisit that part of this trip but I can certainly say, that I was highly impressed with the building and its contents. Fortunately, there was a very educated man giving an interested commentary on one of the pieces on display.

Thank NeedRnR
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

I paid 9 Euros and although it was interesting you really only got to see a few pages so in my view it was way over priced. Please note although Trinity College closes at 10pm the Old library closes about 5.30pm so please check the closing time. There were lots of no photography signs and so many people were trying it on taking a photo here and there and one guy when I stared at him gave me a pretense look what what - so sad when people can't even follow simple rules.

Thank InfoseekUK
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