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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
College Green | Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 896 2320
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 20, 2012

Tips #1: Best tip ever from another tripadvisor (user nname: jayn71) - Half price admission after 4.30pm! To be honest, it is not worth the money at 9 euros therefore go there at 4.30pm. Tips #2: If you are as confused as me, Book of...More

15  Thank TravelQueenie365
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

The library is nice and the book of Kells are interesting but you see two pages of it, as for the library it’s nice but you just walk in the door and you’ve seen it nothing really to explore, and It’s extremely overpriced for what...More

6  Thank Catherine F
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Reviewed today via mobile

I recommend it to you. If you visit Dublin cannot miss this place. Fascinating and rich in history, let yourself be carried away by the atmosphere of that incredible place.

Thank EnricoC541
Reviewed today

I had visited back in 1992 but didn't remember much so was glad to return with my husband who had never been. Very interesting attraction. Did not rent the audio tour. Long Hall is amazing - could have sat in there forever!

Thank Jodmeister
Reviewed today

Amazing, incredible, moving, spectacular. The superlatives just don't do this exhibit and library justice. I could spend days in the library just soaking up the history, artifacts and sheer beauty of the place. The Book of Kells is a treasure and staggering to think of...More

Thank WeBvacations
Reviewed today

Seeing the book of Kells and the amazing long library was one of our favorite sights. It is well worth the time and money.

Thank Doug O
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are a book lover this is a place for you. The old library is amazing. I could stay there for hours.

Thank antria21
Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I bought tickets online for a mid morning tour in late September. True, we skipped long lines, but inside the exhibit it was pure chaos. The young staff allowed people in with roller luggage, baby prams and big backpacks on this particular...More

Thank 800appleorchard
Reviewed yesterday

The four manuscripts are so beautiful and decrotive like no other Gospel books.. Ireland has so much history that one should immerse themselves in before or inbetween a pint or two. They are held in Old Trinity College Library along with other ancient material. Don't...More

Thank kathleene777
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Take the campus tour that includes the Book of Kells. You will be glad you did. Trinity college has such a deep and varied history. Really interesting.

Thank V1153PJjohnk
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Oh first day of our Ireland tour and we are at a library?? Not sure why I doubted our tour guide. It is in a working university so I felt out of place immediately as a tourist surrounded by young students. But the Library is...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Book of kells absolutely fascinating and the library is an amazing sight Awe inspiring Book of kells gave well informed history and the library was a must see

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October 22, 2018|
Response from TravelBoomerang | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Ashley. On the website, it says children under 12 are free. You can also book family tickets. This was a great visit. Enjoy!
Darlene W
September 12, 2018|
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Response from Dennis K | Reviewed this property |
The room where the book is stored is low light in order to preserve the book. No pictures are allowed there. The long room allows pictures, but in some cases they may ask you not to use a flash - again to protect the... More
Annie E
August 21, 2018|
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Response from Seamus O | Reviewed this property |
Hi Annie - sorry no knowledge but the opening times will be online. It will be shut a few days over Christmas as it’s a big holiday here.