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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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Definitely worth making time to see

Both the Book of Kells and the Old Library are worth taking the time to see. There are very few examples of either of these types of things and walking from the Book of Kells... read more

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The library was impressive but the whole experience lasted 5 minutes cost 18 euro (Two People including one student) and it was definitely NOT worth the wait we saw that other People had to go through (we had pre-paid trickets, it was Easter holidays).

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Both the Book of Kells and the Old Library are worth taking the time to see. There are very few examples of either of these types of things and walking from the Book of Kells exhibit right into the Library is a treat. If you have the time also do the student-led Trinity College tour. Our guide did a great... More 

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We were originally put off by the long queus, but visited just after lunch opn a Friday, and it only took 10 minutes to enter. Book of Kells presented in an intersting way, but the highlight for me was the amazing library in the Long Room - I've never seen anythiong like it! The Treasury in the cellar area was... More 

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Lots of books in the library. The Book of Kells is very detailed. Amazing how the monks transcribed the four Gospels. Across the green are restrooms and café. Can interact with students.

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I was glad that we went and looked. It was a good way to get a quickly look at the Trinity campus and also see the Book of Kells. The Library is a spectacular sight. It is worth the admission fee to see it. Also a small gift shop to get some good gifts.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Seeing the Book of Kells exhibition and the manuscript itself was illuminating. Trinity's library was most impressive with its copy of every book published in Ireland and its many first editions.

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Just to be near such art and history will take your breath and voice away. The library is absolutely beautiful.

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Great sense of history in this museum. It's right in the heart of Trinity College which is an active, vibrant college campus. Amazing stories about the book of Kells. Well worth a visit.

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Well worth a visit to see documents of such beauty and antiquity. The exhibition was well staged and organised. Visitors were equally impressed by the incredibly tall bookshelves in the Old Library, reminiscent of Hogwarts. i just hoped students at Trinity College do not get overwhelmed by the crowds of tourists

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I wanted to see the book of Kells, just because of its age and what it depicts and I wasn't disappointed. But...we were in the exhibition for approximately twenty minutes, in October, at 4.30pm and it was fairly busy, I can imagine during busier times this place is really difficult to get around. I'm glad I saw it, but I... More 

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