However, at the end of the college tour we just queued with the other visitors to the book of kells. Lasting 35 minutes, the tour encompasses the four major squares of the college. With other benefits like fast track entry included, its the best way to explore dublin, saving both time and money. The book has been on display for almost 70 years since 1953. Dublin tourism dublin accommodation dublin bed and breakfast dublin holiday rentals. The book of kells exhibition is a mustsee on the itinerary of all visitors to dublin, ireland. It is just like a castle ruin that you can explore. The book of kells was probably produced in a monastery on the isle of iona, scotland, to honor saint columba in the early 8th century. We actually took time to explore a little more of the campus which is beautiful. Can someone please tell me the correct site to order the tickets. Situated just off grafton street in the heart of dublin. Im buying tickets on line for the book of kells and library entry.
Attractions that are not included in the pass include the long room at trinity college, home to the book of kells, and kilmainham gaol. The book of kells contains the four gospels in latin based on the vulgate text which st jerome completed in 384ad, intermixed with readings from the earlier old latin translation. The dublin pass is a sightseeing package which grants visitors free entry to over 30 top attractions, museums and monuments in dublin, as well as a free 24 hour hop on hop off bus tour. Im trying to book tickets for the book of kells early on may 17th. I am doing some research into ticket options for trinity collegebook of kells on their website. Dublin pass is giving away a free digital copy of its 90 page guidebook packed with useful information about the city and its top attractions. In order to protect it, the book was sent to dublin around year 1653 and it was donated to the trinity college in year 1661. The book is a major dublin attraction and attracts many travelers, particularly during summer. The book of kells, dating from about 800 ce, is a beautifully decorated manuscript of the four gospels. You enter a room with large poster size copies of the book of kells and videos explaining more about it. Apr 19, 2020 the book of kells exhibition is a mustsee on the itinerary of all visitors to dublin. Alternatively you may enter through the nassau street entrance.
An illustrated introduction to the manuscript in trinity college, dublin second edition. If i buy my ticket at trinity college for a guided tour by a student, does it include admittance to the book of kells. It was created in a columban monastery in either britain or ireland and may have had. Looking for an informative and useful guidebook for dublin. You can easily work those two sites into your plans over a 3day stay in dublin. Amazon second chance pass it on, trade it in, give it a second. Book your tickets online for the book of kells and the old library exhibition, dublin. Bective abbey was such a cool place that my friend and i stumbled upon. Prices of popular attractions that arent covered by the dublin pass. Are there events in dublin in 2019 that make certain dates particularly busy. Visit the trinity college library, home to the famous book of kells widely considered among the most important of all irelands ancient treasures. Even though the pass excludes trinity colleges long room book of kells and kilmainham gaol, its still worth it for most visitors. Located in the heart of the city centre in trinity college dublin, the exhibition displays the book of kells, a.
Housed within the old library building, the book of kells is a precious 9th century manuscript, featuring an exquisite combination of ornate latin text and intricate illuminations. Go through the narrow lane between the old library and the 1937 reading room and turn left to the old library entrance, where the book of kells is on display. Can we go through the library first and then see the book of kells. After a viking raid, the book was moved to kells, ireland, sometime in the 9th century.
Whilst the dublin pass does include a lot of attractions, there are some notable exceptions to the dublin pass. I was told a visitor can get a tour of the library given by a student volunteer after a ticket is purchased. Dublin castle is located just a few blocks west about a 10minute walk of trinity college and is open to the public daily from 9. How can i get from dublin airport to either of dublin s mainline railway stations. The book of kells site is open daily with varying hours by season may to september.
Avoid the crowds and explore irish history in peace on this book of kells and dublin castle exterior tour. The book of kells is to be removed from public display in trinity college dublin for four months from next monday, due to conservation works required on the famous manuscripts display. The dublin pass is your ticket into over 30 top attractions, sights, landmarks and museums, saving you both time and money and removing the hassle of carrying around spare change and queuing up to buy attraction tickets. The book of kells exhibition is a mustsee on the itinerary of all visitors to dublin. The book of kells is irelands greatest cultural treasure and the worlds.
When it was recovered it did not have its gold cover binding or the jewels decorating the cover. It was stolen in the 11th century, at which time its cover was torn off and it was thrown into a ditch. Just send us your contact information and one of our expert personal program consultants will contact you within 24 business hours. Admission to library to see book of kells is the last stop on the tour. The gospel texts are prefaced by other texts, including canon tables, or concordances of gospel passages common to two or more of the evangelists.
Located in the heart of the city centre in trinity college dublin, the exhibition displays the book of kells, a 9th century manuscript that documents the four gospels of the life of jesus christ. Attention visitors hoping to see the book of kells. Reproductions from the manuscript in trinity college, dublin slipcased by francoise henry and john kennedy jan 1, 1974. Fyi book of kells exhibition closing till march dublin. I bought this book as recommended reading for a course on the book of kells through trinity college dublin where it is in exhibition. We did include the book of kells in our ticket purchase with the guided tour by students, which was excellent. Dublin tourism dublin hotels bed and breakfast dublin dublin holiday rentals dublin holiday packages. The book of kells is located at the trinity college in dublin and it is open for public visits, most times the book of kells contains the four gospels of the christian scriptures written in black, red, purple, and yellow ink in an insular majuscule script, preceded by prefaces, summaries, and concordances of gospel passages. View the worlds most famous medieval manuscript, the book of kells, a 9th century documentation of the. I know you can book tickets online but these are for a specific time slot, which wont work for us as we have tours outside dublin and may not make it. The book of kells and the old library exhibition dublin. We will be in dublin next month over a weekend and want to visit trinity college and library. How can i transfer from dublin airport to the suburbs.1200 358 57 1255 736 1113 1330 1364 625 1064 1377 1254 1540 268 315 1215 722 1124 1331 1374 923 384 614 1194 850 657 1289 1075 710