The Book of Kells
Visit the Book of Kells, Ireland’s greatest cultural treasure, and marvel at the Long Room, one of the world’s most beautiful libraries.
Book of Kells Tickets
From €18.50 • 30 mins
This ticket gives you admission to the Book of Kells and Old Library.
Book of Kells
& Campus Tour
From €29 • 75 mins
Includes a guided campus tour followed by entry to the Book of Kells and Old Library.
Trinity Campus Tour
From €15 • 45 mins
Guided walking tour of Trinity campus (*Does not include entry to the Book of Kells).
Conserving the Old Library for future generations
The Old Library’s precious collections, spanning millennia, have been in our care for over 400 years. The Library now faces conservation challenges with pollution and dust accumulation taking their toll, and an urgent need to improve fire protection and environmental controls.
Book of Kells Opening Hours
April – September
Monday – Saturday 8:30 – 17.00
Sunday 9:30 – 17:00
October – March
Monday – Saturday 9:30 – 17.00
Sunday 12:00 – 16:30
Top 10 most asked questions about the Book of Kells & Old Library
Extraordinary journeys of the Book of Kells
The Long Room as a working library
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.
Explore the best-loved gifts in our collection
See what else you can do at Trinity
Explore Trinity’s 47-acre historic campus, with our guided walking tours.
Meetings & Events
Host receptions and conferences in the heart of Ireland’s oldest university.
Stay at Trinity
Stay at Trinity’s historic campus throughout the Summer months.
Places to eat
Enjoy locally roasted coffee, lunchtime bites or fine dining experiences.