The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, Dublin

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One of Ireland's major cultural and artistic treasures, The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition counts among the oldest texts in the world, dated to the 9th century. This illuminated manuscript contains the four gospels of the Bible's New Testament and other sacred texts, written in Latin by Celtic monks. Despite the importance of its written sections, the book's main appeal lies in its illustrations, remarkable because of the artistry and attention to detail achieved by their creators. The intricately decorated pages feature vibrant colors and complex decorative patterns, painstakingly hand-drawn to enhance each section of text. You can see several pages of both illustrations and text at Ireland's largest library, which has displayed this historical book since the 19th century. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Dublin holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • When we stopped in here it was orientation time and the place had thousands of kids signing in...but other than that, it was fantastic...the library is the best spot...the architecture is breathtaking...  read more »
  • The first part of the house is the book of kells where i fast went through cause i wanted to see this library!! It was wunderful, never saw something like this. 200'000 old books, all the details, the...  read more »
  • If you are travelling to Dublin you have to come here. The library is very interesting. Very nice. But take entries on the internet if you do not want to make a very long queue to pick up tickets.
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