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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.

Book of Kells ticket

Entry to the Book of Kells and Old Library

From €18.50
30 mins

Book of Kells and Campus Tour

Guided campus walking tour, followed by entry to the Book of Kells and Old Library.

From €29
75 mins

Trinity Campus Tour

Guided walking tour of Trinity campus

From €15

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Darth Vader and Stormtrooper visited us in search of sacred Jedi texts at The Old Library.
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Can you spot the two lions? 
Look even closer to spot the grapes that connect to their breath. 🔍
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Folio 309v from the Book of Kells is laden with intricate symbolism. Get a close up look at these 1,200 year old illustrations on your visit to the Old Library.
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We think Maya Rudolph looks like she belongs in the Long Room... 
What a star studded week it has been welcoming the wonderful Disenchanted cast to the Book of Kells and Old Library. 🤩
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We were simply enchanted to welcome @patrickdempsey to The Book of Kells and Old Library this morning 

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With very little artificial light in place, the Long Room is illuminated entirely by the daylight seeping in through the blinds. Join us to bask in the serene library light 7 days a week.
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Angels, snakes, lions, Jesus and the Devil...
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The 1,200 year old pages of the Book of Kells have been turned to reveal a dramatic new display.
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Get a close up view of the striking illustrations in Temptation of Jesus (folio 202v), now on display at the Old Library.
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We adore this post from @lifewithtinyhumans ⬇️
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AD -  Olly and I had the pleasure of visiting The Book of Kells this afternoon after school. It's one of those gems in the city centre that we pass all the time but I had yet to bring the kids to visit. Watching Olly's reaction looking at the illuminated manuscript pages and his eye light up whe we walked into The Long Room, was priceless. It was honestly such a lovely way to spend the afternoon, followed by a treat in the Perch Café and some time spent exploring the beautiful Trinity Campus. Whether you're living in Dublin or planning a day trip this Summer, put the Book of Kells on your bucket list. To comply with covid regulations the exhibition is running at reduced capacity at the moment which makes it a wonderfully quiet time to visit.
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White cotton chord is used to mark books in the Long Room in need of conservation treatment. However, if you look closely you may spot pink cord, which has been used on the rare occasion! 🔎
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The Long Room has been a living, working library since 1732 and there has never been a more serene time to visit... 
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Let us know if you agree. 📚
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This is the kind of Library you only dream of walking through. Absolutely amazing.

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News and events

June 23, 2021
NEW BOOK OF KELLS FOLIO ‘TEMPTATION OF JESUS’ ON DISPLAY
March 22, 2021
Book of Kells Animations with Irish Sign Language
October 9, 2020
Animal symbolism in the Book of Kells