As part of our conservation efforts, all of the books within The Long Room have been removed from the shelves. We are undergoing a historic project in the Old Library to safeguard the 18th century building and preserve its precious collections.
The Book of Kells
Book of Kells
& Old Library
Book of Kells
& Trinity Trails
Conserving the Old Library
for future generations
This historic moment is taking place as part of the Old Library Redevelopment project.
Funding The Future
Proceeds from your visit are invested back into Trinity College Dublin.
Every visit counts. Revenue from your visit is invested back into Trinity College Dublin to support the academic mission of the University and fund development projects and conservation programmes.
Book of Kells Opening Hours
April – September
October – March
Extraordinary journeys of the Book of Kells
Blue pigments in The Book of Kells
The Old Library Redevelopment Project
Susie Bioletti on decanting of the Old Library
Host your event in the breath-taking Long Room, one of the world’s most beautiful libraries. Perfect for evening receptions, every corner of the 65 metre long, vaulted library chamber is steeped in heritage.
A unique range of Irish designed gifts and accessories inspired by the Book of Kells and Trinity’s 18th century Old Library. Revenue from sales directly supports the preservation of the Book of Kells and the Old Library’s precious collections.