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

Contact Details

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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

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 folios 200v-201r (display opening)
Luke 3.26-32 The genealogy of Christ (continued)

Book of Kells folios 322v-323r (text opening)
John 10.4-18 The discourse on the good shepherd (continued)

Codex Usserianus Primus folios 149v-150r
‘Xp’ monogram

Book of Armagh folios 169v-170r
End of the revelation of St John and diagrammatic representation of Jerusalem with its twelve gates each inscribed with its precious stone, its tribe, and its Apostle.


Educational Worksheets

Directions to Trinity and the Book of Kells exhibit

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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. 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

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.