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Book of Kells

Book of Kells, and the Old Library, Trinity College
College Street, County Dublin

Tel: + 353 1 608 2320

The Book of Kells was written around the year 800 AD and is one of the most beautifully illuminated manuscripts in the world. The Book of Kells attracts over 500,000 visitors to Trinity College Dublin each year. Written around the year 800 AD, the Book of Kells contains a richly decorated copy of the four gospels in a latin text

The main chamber of the Old Library, the Long Room, is nearly 65 metres in length, and houses around 200,000 of the Library's oldest books.

Opening Times:
The Old Library (all year): Monday-Saturday: 9.30am-5pm
Sunday (October-April):12pm-4.30pm
Sunday (May-September):9.30am-4.30pm
Closed 10 days over Christmas and New Year period.

Admission Prices: Old Library/Book of Kells:
Adults €8
Students/OAP's €7
Family Ticket €16

Group Admission Prices:
Group rates available
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