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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  • Trinity College Dublin is one of the most prestegious in ireland and all of europe , it houses the book of Kells an ancient manuscript of the Bible the gospels in magnificient script and artistic draw...  more »
  • If you appreciate history at all, you must visit here when in Dublin. The Book of Kells is stunning but the library takes your breath away. It is simply stunning. Definitely book tickets in advance so...  more »
  • The book of Kells is an ancient manuscript completed by monks in Ireland int the middle ages - amazing artwork and so impressive - the Old Library is a beautiful room that is amazing in itself - I hav...  more »