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.
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 Campus Tour only – Adults €15; concessions
Book of Kells and Old Library – Adults €18.50; concessions
Book of Kells/Old Library and Trinity Campus Tour – Adults €29; concessions