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October – April: Monday to Saturday 09.30 to 17:00, Sunday 12:00 to 16:30

May – September: Monday to Saturday 08.30 to 17:00, Sunday 09.30 to 17:00.

Sunday hours apply on public holidays.

Online booking is strongly recommended and entry is timed.

Staff /Students and Alumni are welcome to visit the Book of Kells and Old Library free of charge and they can currently bring up to 2 guests. Please email for tickets and please give up to 3 working days’ notice.


Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded, except at the absolute discretion of the Visit Trinity team.

Primary-Secondary teachers: please contact for more information.

Educational groups: please book at the group rate on our website.

You can access a FREE Audio Tour of Book of Kells and Old Library, which can be used during your visit on your mobile device.

Simply download the Visit Trinity app which is available in all app stores.

Click here to download.

Non-flash photography is allowed for personal, non-commercial purposes in the Old Library, but photography of the Book of Kells is forbidden. This is due to the sensitive nature of the manuscript. Tripods are not permitted. It is the visitor’s responsibility to ensure no copyright is infringed.

The Old Library is fully wheelchair accessible. On arrival, please speak to one of our staff members who will arrange for a Library Guard to assist you in using our elevator and accessing all areas of the exhibition.

Concession tickets are available for the Book of Kells for senior citizens (those over 60 years old) and students. Students are required to present a valid student card upon entry.

Tours of Trinity campus can only be conducted through Trinity’s official tour operators and by authorized staff of the University. For further information email:

There are no parking facilities on campus. Pedestrian access is via College Green, Nassau Street or Pearse Street. The Book of Kells is located in the centre of Dublin near all main bus, tram and train routes.

No, small bags are permitted only. Unfortunately we have no lockers or left luggage facilities for suitcases or large bags.