The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition

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A beautiful campus with a long and distinguished history, having been established in 1592 by Elizabeth I and having produced notable graduates like Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, and Bram Stoker, it is also located smack dab in the middle of one of the liveliest cities in all of Europe. You cannot make such a statement about Oxford or Cambridge.

A tour through some of the most iconic cultural heritage of Ireland can be had by paying a visit to the Book of Kells, which is housed in the Old Library at Trinity College Dublin.

Things to do at the Book Of Kells and Old Library:

  • Embrace the most valuable treasure-the holy book of all times:

The Book of Kells is a priceless manuscript dating back to the 9th century. It is currently kept in the Old Library building at Trinity College, which is located in Dublin City. The Book of Kells is known for its superb combination of elaborate Latin text and intricate illuminations. Find out how the most renowned mediaeval manuscript in the world was created and gain an understanding of the complex symbolism that lies behind it. You will also be granted admission to the Long Room, which is widely considered to be one of the most stunning libraries in the world and is home to 250,000 of Trinity College's oldest books.

  • Other priceless books are of equal importance and deserve your time:

During your tour of the Long Room, you will get the opportunity to have an up-close look at the Brian Boru Harp, which is Ireland's oldest surviving harp. You will also have the opportunity to view an original, one-of-a-kind copy of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, an important document in Irish history that played a role in the establishment of the Irish Republic as an independent, sovereign state.

  • Visit the Old Library to culminate your tour:

Even though the Book of Kells overshadows it, another rare exhibit may be found in the Old Library. This exhibit is an authentic copy of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic.

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    40 minutes

Address of The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition

The University of Dublin Trinity College, College Green, Dublin, Ireland

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