Plan your visit

Whether you are visiting us for one hour, one day or staying overnight, there are endless ways to explore or simply relax at Trinity College Dublin.
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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 Experience Opening Hours

February – March

Monday – Saturday 09:30 – 16:30
Sunday 10:00 – 16:00

April – May

Monday – Saturday 08:30 – 18.30
Sunday 09:30 – 18:30

June – September

Monday – Saturday 08:30 – 19.00
Sunday 09:30 – 18:30

FAQs

Answers to your questions

Online booking is strongly recommended and entry is timed.

Trinity students and staff are welcome to visit the Book of Kells & Old Library free of charge and they can bring up to 2 guests.

Pre-booking is essential.

Select the ticket you want on the tickets panel and type your Trinity student or staff number into the promo code box. You can then choose the time slot available. These complimentary tickets are limited so if a time slot is not available, please try another.

Please note that there is a maximum number of complementary tickets that each student and staff member can avail of in a given academic year, once that number is reached the system will not allow access to further complementary tickets, nor can further tickets be accessed through our front of house team.

For enquiries please email bookofkells@tcd.ie (note: due to how busy the attraction is, please allow 1-2 days for responses)

Trinity alumni are welcome to visit the Book of Kells & Old Library free of charge and they can bring up to 2 guests. Pre-booking is essential.

To book please email bookofkells@tcd.ie with your preferred date and time of visit, allowing at least 3 working days’ notice.

Booking is subject to availability.

Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded, except at the absolute discretion of the Visit Trinity team. For further details contact trinitytrails@tcd.ie.

Primary-Secondary teachers: please contact bookofkells@tcd.ie for more information.

Educational groups: please book at the group rate on our website.

Non-flash photography is allowed for personal, non-commercial purposes in the Old Library, but photography of the Book of Kells is forbidden. This is due to the sensitive nature of the manuscript. Tripods are not permitted. It is the visitor’s responsibility to ensure no copyright is infringed.

Yes, the nearest accessible toilets for visitors are located:

Monday – Friday: The Arts Block (beside the Perch Café)

Saturday – Sunday: The Berkeley Library (inside the front door on the left)

Our guided walking tours follow accessible walkways across Trinity campus. Please be advised that from time to time, there may be an area that is not entirely suitable, in which case there will simply be a slight delay on route.

The Book of Kells and Old Library (which you will enter after your campus tour) is fully wheelchair accessible. If you plan on visiting with a wheelchair, please reach out in advance by emailing us at: trinitytrails@tcd.ie.

Concession tickets are available for the Book of Kells for senior citizens (those over 60 years old) and students. Students are required to present a valid student card upon entry.

Tours of Trinity campus can only be conducted through Trinity’s official tour guides and by authorized staff of the University. For further information email: Enquiries@tcd.ie.

There are no parking facilities on campus. Pedestrian access is via College Green, Nassau Street or Pearse Street. The Book of Kells is located in the centre of Dublin near all main bus, tram and train routes.

No, small bags are permitted only. Unfortunately we have no lockers or left luggage facilities for suitcases or large bags.

Getting to Trinity

Taxi
• Ask for Trinity College, College Green entrance. Cost €30.

Bus
• The Aircoach leaves Dublin airport every 15min, 24 hours a day. Cost: €9
• Ask to be dropped off at Kildare Street. Walk towards Nassau Street and take the Nassau street entrance of Trinity College opposite KC Peaches/Costa Coffee.

By taxi:
• Ask for Trinity College, College Green entrance. Cost: €15.

By tram:
• Head to the Connolly LUAS stop or the Bus Aras LUAS stop
• Buy a ticket to Trinity. Cost €3
• You will need to switch from the RED LUAS line to the GREEN LUAS line at the Abbey Street LUAS stop.

By taxi:
• Ask for Trinity College, College Green entrance. Cost: €15.

By tram:
• Head to Hueston LUAS stop.
• Buy a ticket to Trinity. Cost €3
• You will need to switch from the RED LUAS line to the GREEN LUAS line at the Abbey Street LUAS stop.

close up of characters on book of kells

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