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The Book of Kells
Dublin Top 18 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.3/5
35 Reviews
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Closed Open from 9:30am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1 hour
Address: College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone: 01-608-2320

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Make sure you book a tour to Trinity College and The Book of Kells if you are in Dublin. So much history here.

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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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