The Book of Kells
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Member Reviews (24)
- The Book of KellsMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 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.
- The Book of KellsMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 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.
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- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Book of KellsMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureFoodies+ 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.