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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
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College Green | Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
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+353 1 896 2320
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Treat yourself to a delightful tour of this lovely campus as conducted by a upper level student, followed by a self led tour of the impressive library and the incredible Book of Kells.

Thank Jill A
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank ReadySetJet4ever
Reviewed yesterday

The book of Kells is a must-see of course however don't consider leaving without seeing the long hall library. We were lucky to be there when a choir burst into song; what a lovely surprise.

Thank jenbby
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank soldiersuzanne
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Peter C
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank tyagi
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Marguerite a
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

1  Thank Wenche M
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Ian B
Reviewed yesterday

The Dublin museum Books of Kells offers a great inside in early middle age history of Ireland. No wonder a lot of Vikings went here to rage. The book is just raveshing..

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Darlene W
13 September 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
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Annie E
22 August 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.
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TheHeffernans
9 August 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.
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