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Discover the Book of Kells and Old Library at Trinity College Dublin, home to Ireland’s greatest cultural treasure

Learn about the famous medieval manuscript and the rich symbolism and artistry behind it – a sacred text lavishly handcrafted over 1,000 years ago.

Step inside the Treasury to see the precious 9th century manuscript, one of the world’s finest living examples of Medieval art. Witness the book’s exquisite colours, intricate illuminations and ornate Latin text, all created by hand.

Visit one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, the breathtaking Long Room. Home to 250,000 of Ireland’s most ancient texts, it has been a working library since 1732.

Finish your tour in the gift shop, where beautiful items inspired by the Book of Kells and Trinity are available to take home. From exclusive items crafted from Connemara marble to handsomely personalised leather goods, each keepsake embodies the indelible mark Trinity leaves on visitors and students alike.

Discover all that Trinity campus has to offer, including the Science Gallery, Zoological Museum, summer accommodation, cafes, restaurants, and much more.

We visited with a 5 year old and a 2 year old. They loved it. I highly recommend a visit at the moment. It felt very safe. No crowds

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The Book of Kells and Old Library Exhibition will temporarily close from 19 September 2020 More Info