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The Book of Kells
Top 17 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.3/5
35 Reviews
Library
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1 hour
Address: College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone: 01-608-2320

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The Kyle Library in Dublin is a library with a large collection of books. It is located in a separate courtyard. The library is circular in shape and the decoration inside is very simple. There are many collections of books here, which attracts many readers. Reading is a place full of cultural atmosphere.

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Introduction

The wonderful library of Trinity College contains somewhere in the range of five million books - yet the one that most guests set out here to see is one of Ireland's most prominent fortunes: the Book of Kells. The lit up gospel original copy was written by hand by Celtic priests around the year 800. The original copy, written in Latin, is bound in four volumes; they contain the four Gospels of the New Testament. It is a work of extreme excellence: a genuine gem of calligraphy, light, representation and ornamentation. Two of the four volumes are in plain view at the library.
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