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Shine a light on Irish history

Visit the Book of Kells, Ireland's greatest cultural treasure, and marvel at the Long Room, one of the world's most beautiful libraries.



7 days a week


30-40 mins


Iconic location

City Centre

5 min walk

Even as a local I’m always blown away by this, each and every time. I am always in awe at the skill and craftsmanship.

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News and events

March 22, 2021
Book of Kells Animations with Irish Sign Language
January 4, 2021
October 9, 2020
Animal symbolism in the Book of Kells


Exhibition Closure Notice

Please note:
We wish to advise you that the Book of Kells and Old Library Exhibition will close from 19 September 2020 in response to government advice on limiting the spread of COVID 19.

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Pre-book your tickets to visit the Book of Kells and Old Library Exhibition.

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Opening hours

May – Sep

Oct – Apr

Please note:
Face coverings are mandatory. Children under 13 and people with special needs are exempt.


The Book of Kells Exhibition is located at Trinity College Dublin in the heart of Dublin and serviced by regular buses, trains and trams.

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