Old Library & Book of Kells

Located inside Trinity College’s 18th-century Old Library, the exhibition ‘Turning Darkness Into Light’ shows off the 9th-century gospel manuscripts, the Book of Kells. Beautifully decorated, the manuscripts contain the four gospels in Latin, written on calfskin. It is thought that the verses originated in a monastery in AD 561, off the west coast of Scotland. Two volumes are on permanent display here, one which shows the illustration, the other showing off the text. Mon-Sat 9.30am-5pm; Sun (May-Sep) 9.30am-4.30pm; (Oct-Apr) noon-4.30pm. Adult €9; child €8.

Locations

Trinity College
Dublin 2
Ireland