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
*The Exhibition will close at 14:00 on Thursday 1st June, reopening at 08:30 Friday 2nd June

Contact Details

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Book of Kells Tickets & Information

Online Tickets

  • Adults Adult ticket booking
    €10 - 13
  • Family Family ticket booking
    €26
  • Concession Concession ticket booking
    €10
  • Group Group ticket booking
    €9

Highly recommended, fast access to the exhibition.


  • 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
*The Exhibition will close at 14:00 on Thursday 1st June, reopening at 08:30 Friday 2nd June

Brochures for the Book of Kells display

Our online Book of Kells 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) Gospel of Luke (folios 202v-203r)
Folio 202v: The Temptation of Jesus. Folio 203r: IESUS/AUTEM/PLENUS/SPIRITUS/SANCTO Ornamental treatment of the first words of the account of the temptation: ‘And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost’

Book of Kells (c 800 AD) Gospel of John (folios 313v-314r)
'Many of the people believe in Jesus; dissension among the people'

Book of Dimma (c 700 AD)
Open at pp 30-31: a portrait of Mark and the opening words of his Gospel: Initium euangelii…

Book of Mulling (c 700 AD)
Open at folios 12v-13r: a portrait of Matthew and the opening words of his gospel Liber generationis


Educational Worksheets

Directions to Trinity and the Book of Kells exhibit

Get Directions
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
*The Exhibition will close at 14:00 on Thursday 1st June, reopening at 08:30 Friday 2nd June

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.