In Trinity College, the Old Library and the Book of Kells Exhibition -is a “must see” on the itinerary of all visitors to Dublin. Located in the heart of Dublin City, a walk through the cobbled stones of Trinity College Dublin will bring visitors back to the 18th century, when the magnificent Old Library building was constructed. Inside is housed the Book of Kells - a 9th-century gospel manuscript famous throughout the world. Visitors are welcomed by the friendly staff seven days a week.
The Book of Kells is a manuscript of the Gospel in Latin, with amazing artwork and details preserved from around 800 AD. The museum where it is held does not allow photos to be taken, and is located in the Trinity College Library. There are dozens of other manuscripts also held with the Book of Kells. History buffs will LOVE it.
This was my number one thing to see in Dublin. LOVED the library where the book is housed. It is fantastic, something you don't see every day. You will only get to see two pages of the book on the day you visit, and it is an amazing piece of work. It is really worth it to read up about it before you go and look at the pictures. It is a shame you cant see more, but it is very fragile and needs the protection.
The Book of Kells is a magnificent illuminated manuscript that contains the four gospels of the new testament. It was created by Celtic monks around the year 800 A.D. A page is turned daily so even if you've visited the book multiple times there's always a new page to look at and it's well worth looking at as the art inside of it is stunning.
A must-see, and for that reason, a must-get-there early. Beware of the fact that hours change seasonally. Students, make sure you have your ID to receive the discount! A really lovely experience, would have been less lovely if I hadn't arrived early and gotten a good place in line.