Trinity College

Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin  was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I and is an atmospheric 40-acre site in the heart of the city. Treasures on view include the Book of Kells; the Books of Durrow and Armagh; and an early Irish harp. All are displayed in the Treasury and the Old Library/Long Room (which houses 200,000 rare books).

The Book of Kells is Ireland’s greatest cultural treasure and is the world’s most famous medieval manuscript. The 9th Century book is a richly decorated copy of the four Gospels of the life of Jesus Christ.  A must-see is the  Book of Kells “Turning Darkness into Light” exhibition.

Enjoy student-led walking tours through the four historical squares of the campus. Lasting 45 minutes, the tour provides visitors with an insight into the more than 400-year history of the College, its buildings, its traditions and its life today.  All of the guides are knowledgeable and enthusiastic students of Trinity College Dublin.

Opening Hours:
Apr to Sept –
Mon to Sat: 8:30am – 5pm
Sunday: 9:30am to 5pm
Oct to Mar –
Mon to Sat: 9.30am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4.30pm
Online booking is strongly recommended for the Book of Kells and entry is timed.

Contact & Pricing:
Tel: 01 896 1000
Trinity Library, College Street, Dublin 2
Trinity Trails Campus Tour only – Adults €16; concessions
Book of Kells and Old Library – Adults €19; concessions
Book of Kells/Old Library and Trinity Campus Tour – Adults €33.50; concessions