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The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition

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Address: College Green | Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 608 2320
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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The Book of Kells is a world famous illuminated manuscript written in Latin...

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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Early Access: Book of Kells Including Exterior Tour of Dublin Castle
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Book of Kells

This is a not to be missed visit. The exhibition shows the amazing details on the pages and explains the history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This is a not to be missed visit. The exhibition shows the amazing details on the pages and explains the history.

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Is very nice library the ticket cost 11 euro but is a very good experence . You can understand what is the book of kells and seen the original book and see the main room an old library One of the most beautiful library seen in my life.

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Didn't expect to see such a beautiful Old Library , highlight of our trip to Dublin , well worth a visit

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The Book of Kells exhibit at Trinity College in Dublin is a real treasure. Composed of the four gospels of the New Testament, the Book was originally one volume and rebound as four masterpieces of calligraphy and illumination. The exhibit details the work that goes into such manuscripts, such as preparing the vellum and inks, the script and decorations. The... More 

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This attraction is indeed a 'must see' and we were lucky enough to see it when it wasn't particularly busy. I would suggest that it's better to go primed with some background knowledge about the Book of Kells. The displays before the Book itself are informative but a little overwhelming. It was of course amazing to see the Book itself.... More 

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Bring a nice camera. Get a tour, it is not too much more than general admission and you get more information from a student of trinity college.

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Fantastic exhibition. Informative. The long room in Trinity took my breath away. Didn't get the chance to visit on my last trip to Dublin so had to make sure I did it this time. I wasn't disappointed.

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I feel guilty saying this, as a former librarian. When I was in college, my professor raved about this place. Perhaps I expected too much. I'm not sorry that I went but I didn't find it outstanding.

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I had this place on my "must see" list for Ireland so the review is kind of bias. How amazing is it that we got to see the book of Mark and Matthew, pretty cool!! We had just the right amount of time, a little under an hour. It is a smaller spot but the long room and the kells... More 

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If you've seen pictures, you've seen as much as you will in person. It's expensive and crowded, even on a November day.

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