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Trinity College & The Book of Kells


Founded in 1592, the University of Dublin Trinity College is one of the most famous educational institutions in the world. trinity_college_dublin.jpgAmong its many attractions are the Book of Kells.

The Book of Kells (Trinity College Dublin MS 58) is celebrated for its lavish decoration. The manuscript contains the four Gospels in Latin based on a Vulgate text, written on vellum (prepared calfskin), in a bold and expert version of the script known as "insular majuscule".

It has been on display in the Old Library at Trinity College Dublin from the mid 19th century, and attracts over 500,000 visitors a year. Since 1953 it has been bound in four volumes. Two volumes are on public view, one opened to display a major decorated page, and one to show two pages of script. The volumes are changed at regular intervals.

The Stillorgan Park hotel is the ideal location when looking for Trinity College Hotels.

  
Opening Hours:
Monday - Saturday 09:30 - 17:00
Sunday (May - September) 09:30 - 16:30
Sunday (October - April) 12:00 - 16.30

For more information visit www.tcd.ie