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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.
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College Green | Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 896 2320
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Reviewed today

The Book of Kells is a must do in Dublin but long lines and little bang.The Old Library is just to look at the books from a short distance. It looks like Harry Potter scene but just not very exciting

Thank WillyAna
Reviewed today

This was our first site to visit in Dublin. Beautiful university grounds, lined up to see Book of Kelly, but definitely worth it. The library is stunning. Strolled through gift shop at the end. It’s a site that doesn’t take a huge amount of time...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Trinity College and it's history is amazing - definitely recommend taking a tour with one of the students (they also have a great sense of humour in their presentation). The Book of Kells a bit disappointing (sort of like the crowds and viewing for the...More

Thank Deanna S
Reviewed yesterday

Really, a must see for Dublin. Well worth the long, long wait to get in. This is medieval art and literature.

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Reviewed yesterday

Tour of The Book of Kells includes The Long Room of the Old Library. Book of Kells is believed to have been created c. 800 AD, worth the visit and recommend the audio tour for better understanding.

Thank W C
Reviewed yesterday

The Book of Kells is one of these things that I've always known about and never visited. Well, on my most recent Dublin visit, I finally got to see it, and.... well, I suppose it was a bit of an anti climax. However, the Old...More

Thank Kats H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a must stop in Dublin. It was a bit crowded inside the long library, but it is worth it! The grounds of the College is beautiful.

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Reviewed yesterday

Visit Trinity College on our first tour of Irland, would highly recommend this experience to everyone. The Book of Kells and the Old Library was very interesting.

Thank wconnor
Reviewed yesterday

I have been craving to see the Book of Kells for so long, wonderful to see it and the library. The smells in the library of books evoked a feeling of being in the past. I didn't want to leave

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The curators of this exhibition have done a great job. As well as seeing the Book of Kells - well a page of it- you get a fascinating exhibition with information about all the aspects of creating the book and others like it. I particularly...More

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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.
August 8, 2018|
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Response from Sandra B | Reviewed this property |
It's quite chaotic at the entry site so I would have a printed ticket or something to show them. There are so many vendors who sell tickets and I doubt if they could pull up your reservation.