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The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition
Ranked #4 of 512 things to do in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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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 July 23, 2013

Trip to Trinity college Dublin ...and had to visit the Old library and view the Book of Kells... The exhibit in the library is very informative, reasonably priced less than 10 euro and the short wait to gain entry was worth it... Many ancient manuscripts and the books themselves are on display to show an example of the illustration and text... The bonus to the exhibit is to gain access to the long room - of the old library awestruck how this room looks... You are able to photograph the library without flash but the book of kells it is completely prohibitive ... I would recommend this attraction very highly

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

The Book of Kells was cool to see, but the real highlight for me was the long room filled with old books and historical artifacts. The grounds are especially beautiful, but be aware their are limited exits.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

And the Book of Kells says a lot about it. How religious, how engaged in art and peace they were...until the invasions happened and turned the whole place into a trading spot!
Talking about trading, this library has a shop with really beautiful souveniers.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

as soon as you walk through the gates you leave the hustle and bustle of Dublin city behind. We visited during the heatwave and it was just what we needed.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

do not miss the opportunity to see this magnificent building ... apart from the fact Trinity College is a sight to behold on its own this library is honestly breathtaking... don't miss it

1  Thank El H
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