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The Book of Kells
Dublin City Co. Dublin
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A visit to the Book of Kells at the Old Library in Trinity College Dublin is a journey through some of Ireland’s most iconic cultural heritage.

Housed within the Old Library building, the Book of Kells is a precious 9th century manuscript, featuring an exquisite combination of ornate Latin text and intricate illuminations. Discover how the world’s most famous medieval manuscript was made and learn about the rich symbolism behind it. You’ll also gain access to the Long Room, one of the world’s most beautiful libraries and home to 250,000 of Trinity College’s most ancient books.

On exploring the Long Room, get a close-up view of the Brian Boru Harp, Ireland’s oldest surviving harp and a rare original copy of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, a seminal text in Irish history which influenced the foundation of the Irish Republic as a Sovereign Independent State.

The Exhibition and gift shop are open 7 days a week.

The Book of Kells will re-open on the 10 August 2020. Entry is timed and tickets must be purchased online. Safety precautions and social distancing are in place at all stages of the visitor experience.