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
*Keeping the Books talks Monday to Friday at 3pm in the Long Room. FREE to ticket holders.

Contact Details

Contact Details

Book of Kells Tickets & Information

Online Tickets

  • Adults Adult ticket booking
    €11 - 14
  • Family Family ticket booking
    €28
  • Concession Concession ticket booking
    €11
  • Group Group ticket booking
    €10

Children under 12 are free


  • 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
*Keeping the Books talks Monday to Friday at 3pm in the Long Room. FREE to ticket holders.

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

The Book of Kells folio 202v
The Temptation of Jesus

The Book of Kells 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’.

The Book of Kells folios 313v-314r
Gospel of John folios (John 7.31-44) Many of the people believe in Jesus; dissension among the people.

The Book of Mulling
A copy of the four Gospels in Latin associated with St Mullins, Co Carlow. Open at folios 35v-36r: portrait of Mark and the opening words of his Gospel.

The Book of Dimma
A copy of the four Gospels in Latin from Roscrea, co Tipperary. Open at pp 2-3: a portrait of Matthew with the opening words of his Gospel.


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. There are two LUAS stops situated less than a minute’s walk from Trinity College. The Trinity LUAS stop is next to the Front Gate on College Green. The Dawson St. LUAS stop is near the Nassau Street entrance.


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
*Keeping the Books talks Monday to Friday at 3pm in the Long Room. FREE to ticket holders.

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 kiosks located at the Nassau Street entrance to Trinity College Dublin. A ticket desk is also located within the exhibition.

Talks on preservation activities in the Old Library take place Monday to Friday in the Long Room at 3pm. Talks last 15-20 minutes and are free for ticket holders to the Book of Kells exhibition as well as Trinity College students and staff.

6 August 2018 to 30 April 2019 - The Old Library, Trinity College.