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The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition

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Address: 9 College Green | Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
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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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Book of Kells

I highly recommend buying the ticket online with fast track. We got right in once they opened and the history of the books is amazing. So worth the visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I highly recommend buying the ticket online with fast track. We got right in once they opened and the history of the books is amazing. So worth the visit!

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If you are an enthusiastic about History and Middle Age, you cannot miss the Book of Kells. You will be guided in a journey through the allegories and the ancient technique of binding, so that you can enjoy the vision of the Book with all its meaning. And, if you love reading, the Ancient Library is one of the best... More 

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This was well worth the trip to Trinity College! Trinity College campus is incredibly beautiful and we pay the extra three euro for a guided tour. Our guide was a current professor who had incredible knowledge of the campus. He took us all over the campus and explained what buildings were original and may have been restored at one time... More 

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At an old University, has a library with books written hundreds of years ago. They have the book of Kelly open, under glass.

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Standing in the Old Library is a visit not to be missed if you are a book lover, or history buff. Truly outstanding

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We did have to wait in a little bit of a line to get in, but it is worth the wait! The book is very cool to see, but the library is even better!

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I saw the Book of Kells as part of the Trinity College student led tour. The book itself and the information regarding it's history was good, but just as good is the actual library itself. If you're going to see this, pay a few extra Euros for the student tour and included in that is admission the the library and... More 

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Christian believer or not, the Book of Kells (a Latin version of the four testaments of the "New Testament") provides an amazing insight into the intellectual and cultural history of humanity -- in, at least, what we call "the Western World." About 1 500 years ago, monks on the British Isles were re-writing the four "testaments" in Latin -- and... More 

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This is the second time visiting The Book of Kells exhibit over the past several years. While there is a lot of history connected to the actual book, there are far too many people allowed in at one time to enjoy the exhibits leading up to the viewing of the two pages of the book currently on display. It would... More 

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You can't help but feel the library is a special place in it's design and meticulous organization along with all the named sections honoring some great historical characters. The book of Kells is fascinating when you consider the 3 authors and artists were only teenagers at the time.

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