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It was an amazing experience to see the Book of Kells. My recommendation is to pre-buy tickets so that you are in the "skip the line," area and do not have to wait for hours to buy a ticket to enter. So much of history...More
This one one of the top things I wanted to see in Dublin...it didn’t disappoint! The Book of Kells was amazing and the Old Library was everything I wanted. Trinity College is so settled in history it was an honor to be able to visit....More
Back before printing presses all books were handmade. This exhibit explains how some of the works of the Bible were created by the monks by hand. The velum (calf skin ... before paper), the pigments for the writing and pictures, and the artistry that went...More
I have been trying to go here for a few years a made it this trip. But it was so crowded! It was not easy to read all the displays. I paid for the admission online, so I did not have to wait in the...More
The Library is wonderful, the Book of Kells not so much so. Rather like passing by the Mona Lisa or the Pieta --- you and 100 others trying to look at the same time. Friend got pick-pocketed in their gift shop. If you really want...More
We really enjoyed the guided tour with a charming and knowledgeable forner student of Trinity college. Her wonderful Irish dialect could be a bit hard to understand at times for a Norwgian, however, we got the main drift of things. Luckily we had already bern...More
It is important to know something about the Book of Kells before visiting it. The pre booked on line tickets are worth the effort but the custodians do keep you to your booked time. A bit disappointed at being trampled underfoot by a large party...More
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
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 materials from deterioration.