Opening Times

  • Mon – Sat (May - Sept) 08:30 – 17:00
  • Sun (May - Sept) 09:30 – 17:00
  • Mon – Sat (Oct - April) 09:30 – 17:00
  • Sun (Oct - April) 12:00 – 16:30
*Last admission 30 minutes prior to closing

Contact Details

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Tickets & Information

Online Fast-Track

  • Adults €14
  • Family €28
  • Concession €12

Highly recommended, immediate access to the exhibition, no queues.

Buy at the door

  • Adult: €11
  • Concession: €9.50
  • Family: € 22*
  • Group: €9**
  • School Group:
    €8 per student
*Family ticket includes 2 adults and 2 children up to 16 years old **More than 10 people per group.

  • Mon – Sat (May - Sept) 08:30 – 17:00
  • Sun (May - Sept) 09:30 – 17:00
  • Mon – Sat (Oct - April) 09:30 – 17:00
  • Sun (Oct - April) 12:00 – 16:30
*Last admission 30 minutes prior to closing

Brochure

Our online brochures are available in the following languages:

  • English brochure
  • Irish brochure
  • French brochure
  • Spanish brochure
  • German brochure
  • Dutch brochure
  • Chinese brochure
  • Japanese brochure
  • Russian brochure
  • Italian brochure

Manuscripts Currently on Display

Book of Kells (c 800 AD) Mark 1. 1 The Symbols of the Four Evangelists (folios 129v-130r)
INIT/IUM EUANGE/LII IESU / CHRISTI: ‘The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ’

Book of Kells (c 800 AD) Matthew 13. 13-22 (folios 66v-67r)
non uident et audientes non audiunt ... suffocant uerbum et sine fructu: ‘though seeing you do not see, though hearing you do not hear … [the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth] choke the word, [making it] unfruitful’; The explanation of the parable of the sower.


Educational Worksheets

Directions

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Find Trinity

Trinity College Dublin is right in the heart of Dublin and served well by cross city buses. The DART stations of Pearse Street, Tara Street and Connolly Station are a short walk away. Both LUAS lines are also a short distance away at Lower Abbey Street and the terminus on St Stephen's Green.


Entering Trinity

When you reach Trinity College, there are three entrances:

- The main (and historic) entrance to the College is the Front Gate on College Green. A map located inside of the gate will help you orientate your visit. To find the Old Library, go to the Campanile (bell tower) which is directly in front of you when you come through the gate; the Old Library building is the very large three-story building to the right of the bell tower. Go through the narrow lane between the Old Library and the 1937 Reading Room and turn left to the Old Library entrance, where the Book of Kells is on display.
- Alternatively you may enter through the Nassau Street entrance; the Book of Kells and the Old Library are directly in front of you as you walk through.
- If you are entering from Pearse Street, you will pass the Science Gallery on your right. Walk under the bridge and continue passed the Loyola Institute. Turn right and walk through the narrow lane between the Loyola Institute and the Physiology building, continuing straight on passed the cricket and rugby pitches. Walk up the ramp to the Berkeley Library, passing the Sfera con Sfera sculpture and you will enter Fellows’ Square. The Old Library will be on your right, where the Book of Kells is on display.

Opening Times

  • Mon – Sat (May - Sept) 08:30 – 17:00
  • Sun (May - Sept) 09:30 – 17:00
  • Mon – Sat (Oct - April) 09:30 – 17:00
  • Sun (Oct - April) 12:00 – 16:30
*Last admission 30 minutes prior to closing

The Book of Kells is Ireland’s greatest cultural treasure and the world’s most famous medieval manuscript. The 9th century book is a richly decorated copy of the four Gospels of the life of Jesus Christ.

The exhibition is open 7 days a week. Tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket desk within the exhibition.