The Book of Kells
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- The Book of KellsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 12, 2013
Irish monks played a vital role in saving the learning from classical times. Preserving and replicating bibles and other literature. The Book of Kells is a spectacular example of some of this work. Amazing artistry in the illustrations, truly a cultural wonder.Recommended for:
- The Book of KellsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 06, 2013
The Irish are so proud of this that you are sure to cause offense if you've come all the way to Dublin and have not seen this. Frankly speaking, I think you have to be Irish and feel a personal connection to the history in order to really be impressed by this exhibit. The book itself is quite small and not particularly distinctive. That said, this is a nice add-on to a visit to Trinity College if the lines aren't too long.Recommended for:
- The Book of KellsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Sep 30, 2013
The iconic images that are on display are beautiful. Several pages are displayed and if you have ever loved graphics, you must visit this small room devoted to these gorgous images that are so important to history.Recommended for:
- The Book of KellsMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesVegetarian+ 2Aug 15, 2013
Absolutely incredible exhibit. Covers more than just the Book of Kellls and also shows videos of artisans recreating the texts. The information about the whole process of creating these books was fascinating.Recommended for:
- The Book of KellsMay 19, 2013
In Trinity College, the Old Library and the Book of Kells Exhibition -is a “must see” on the itinerary of all visitors to Dublin. Located in the heart of Dublin City, a walk through the cobbled stones of Trinity College Dublin will bring visitors back to the 18th century, when the magnificent Old Library building was constructed. Inside is housed the Book of Kells - a 9th-century gospel manuscript famous throughout the world. Visitors are welcomed by the friendly staff seven days a week.
- The Book of KellsMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesWellness+ 4Dec 13, 2012
The Book of Kells was the four Gospels of the New Testament as well as some other texts. It has decoration that combines traditional Christian iconography with the ornate swirling motifs typical of Insular art. I found it very interesting and I learned a lot.
- The Book of KellsDec 02, 2012
The Book of Kells is a magnificent illuminated manuscript that contains the four gospels of the new testament. It was created by Celtic monks around the year 800 A.D. A page is turned daily so even if you've visited the book multiple times there's always a new page to look at and it's well worth looking at as the art inside of it is stunning.
- The Book of KellsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFoodiesSep 26, 2012
The Book of Kells, thought to be one of the oldest known books, is on display at the Old Library in Trinity College. The actual book is behind glass, and the change the particular page its turned to each day.
- The Book of KellsJul 04, 2012
Luckily we went during the off season so there was no wait. The book itself is cool to see and there is an exhibit showing other pages of the book (you only see two pages that I believe the curators turn daily).
I feel this is one that you should see just based on history and its popularity.Recommended for: