January Conservation Dates

January 8, 2019

As we work to ensure the conservation of the Old Library building and the preservation of its unique collection for the benefit of generations to come, the Book of Kells will not be on display from Monday 14th January – Wednesday 16th January inclusive. A Facsimile copy, a full colour duplicate of the Book of Kells, will be on display in the stunning Long Room of the Old Library, accessible via the stairwell in the Trinity Gift Shop.

In addition to the Book of Kells Exhibition, visitors can view precious Irish artefacts in the Long Room, including the Brian Boru Harp. The Brian Boru Harp, is Ireland’s oldest surviving harp and is the model for the insignia of Ireland. It dates from the middle ages and was traditionally linked to Brian Boru, high king of Ireland who was killed in the Battle of Clontarf in 1014.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to the Book of Kells Exhibition. If however, you would like to reschedule your visit, on this occasion you can do so by contacting