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The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition

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Address: College Green | Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
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+353 1 896 2320
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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The Book of Kells is a world famous illuminated manuscript written in Latin...

The Book of Kells is a world famous illuminated manuscript written in Latin of the Gospels from the Bible. It was painstakingly hand-written and illustrated by monks around 800 A.D.

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Trinity Collehe and The Book of Kells, and Library - a must see

This is a really old old library with really old books. Kinda neat, And Trinity College has interesting architecture.

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Oakland, California
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This is a really old old library with really old books. Kinda neat, And Trinity College has interesting architecture.

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Beach Lake, PA
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I was a bit disappointed with the Book of Kells, but really enjoyed the Library upstairs. Especially the statue busts and the old harp.

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Toulouse, France
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It is quite difficult to see the book because they are a lot of people, but the library upstairs is impressive.

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Brockton, Massachusetts
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Extremely crowed day we went. We couldn't get a great look at the actual books due to the volume of people in the viewing room. Waited at least 30 minutes to get in. If not there early, don't bother.

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Never got to see the book because even in the pouring rain, the line was so long. I'm on vacation but I don't want to spend it standing in the rain.

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The Long Room of the Old Library is a sight not to miss! the grandeur is magnificent and the feel magical

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

And there are a whole lot of people who want to see them. The book of Kell's and similar older volumes are on display. They're well explained in an antecedent exhibit, although the displays are quite crowded and there's nothing interactive. The books are impressive, but you'll be leaning over looking at them with about 50 of your most intimate... More 

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Phoenix, Maryland
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was nice, but a little disappointing. I've wanted to see the Book of Kells for many years, but I'm not confident it was worth the cost.

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I think the exhibit could be laid out better, especially for a permanent exhibit. The library was definitely worth the cost of the tour. Buy your tickets online to skip the lines. You get a discount and you don't have to wait. Trinity college is a busy place, but very pretty. I would probably skip the gift shop, unless you... More 

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Trinity was a special place, the book and library were amazing. To many people and I don't like crowds. If you can miss the crowds go, content is special. I do recommend

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