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  • The Book of Kells Exhibition

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The Book of Kells is the centrepiece of an exhibition which attracts over 500,000 visitors to Trinity College in Dublin City each year. It is Ireland’s greatest cultural treasure and the world’s most famous medieval manuscript.

Written around the year 800 AD, the Book of Kells contains a richly decorated copy of the four gospels in a Latin text. Originally a single volume, it was rebound in four volumes in 1953 for conservation reasons. On display in Trinity since the 19th century, two volumes are normally on display, one opened at a major decorated page, the other at a text opening. It is accompanied by two pocket gospels.

The Exhibition is open 7 days a week.


Address

Trinity College Dublin, College Street

Phone

+353(0)18962320









  • Operating Hours

    1 May - 30 Sep

    MON 08:30 - 17:00
    TUES 08:30 - 17:00
    WED 08:30 - 17:00
    THU 08:30 - 17:00
    FRI 08:30 - 17:00
    SAT 08:30 - 17:00
    SUN 09:30 - 17:00
  • Operating Hours

    1 Oct - 30 Apr

    MON 09:30 - 17:00
    TUES 09:30 - 17:00
    WED 09:30 - 17:00
    THU 09:30 - 17:00
    FRI 09:30 - 17:00
    SAT 09:30 - 17:00
    SUN 12:00 - 16:30
  • Exceptions
    New Years Day closed
    St Patricks Day 12:00 - 16:30
    Good Friday 12:00 - 16:30
    Easter Monday 12:00 - 16:30
    May Day 09:30 - 17:00
    June Holiday 09:30 - 17:00
    August Holiday 09:30 - 17:00
    October Holiday 12:00 - 16:30
    Christmas Day closed
    St Stephens Day closed

(subject to change)