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Book of Kells

One of Ireland’s finest and most important national treasures, the Book of Kells (also known as the Book of Columba) is an illuminated manuscript of the four Gospels of the New Testament, lovingly handwritten and decorated by at least three scribes in the 9th century. Two of its four volumes are always on permanent display in the library of Trinity College Dublin, which is itself an impressive place to visit. The exhibit can get extremely busy so book tickets in advance to save time on the day of your visit.
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Fast-Track Access Book of Kells and Dublin Castle Tour

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Enter the Old Library at Trinity College Dublin to see the illuminated manuscript of the Book of Kells. Learn about its dense symbolism and rich ornamentation. Then, explore the grounds and gardens of Dublin Castle, former seat of British rule in Ireland.
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General Information

Opening Hours:

From May to September the exhibit is open from 8.30 am to 5 pm from Monday to Saturday, and from 9.30 am to 5 pm on Sundays. From October to April the exhibit is open from 9.30 am to 5 pm from Monday to Saturday, and from 12 noon to 4.30 pm on Sundays. The ‘Keeping the Books’ talk takes place from Monday to Friday at 3 pm.

Address:

Trinity College Dublin
The University of Dublin
College Green
Dublin 2
Ireland

Tickets:

Tickets for the Book of Kells and the Old Library exhibition cost €14 on the day for adults and €12 for children, students with ID and visitors aged over 60. Children under the age of 12 can enter free of charge. Audio guides in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Chinese can be rented for €5.

How to get there:

Trinity College Dublin is easy to reach on foot from the center of the city. DART stations Pearse Street, Tara Street, and Connolly Station are all also a short walk away, and the LUAS (Dublin’s tram or light rail system) stops Dawson St. and Trinity, both on the green line, are located at different entrances to the college.
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