The Book of Kells

The Book of Kells and the Old Library are located in the heart of Dublin City, in Trinity College Dublin. A walk through Trinity College and the Book of Kells will bring you back to the 18th century, when the maginificent Old Library building was constructed. Inside is housed the Book of Kells - a 9th-century gospel manuscript famous throughout the world.


Visitors enter through the Library Shop and proceed to the Book of Kells "Turning Darkness into Light" exhibition; then to the Treasury where the Book of Kells and other related manuscripts are on view; then proceed upstairs to the magnificent Long Room which houses 200,000 of the Library’s oldest books in its oak bookcases.

 Visitors can take a Trinity Tour of campus which includes entry to the Book of Kells and exhibitions, or enjoy the Trinity Experience - some of the many wonderful things for visitors to enjoy at Trinity College Dublin - which are detailed in the Trinity Experience brochure (PDF 1.02MB).

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