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The Best New Immersive Experience In Dublin : The Trinity College Book of Kells Experience

    The Trinity College Book of Kells tour located in Trinity college Dublin has had a complete makeover and get ready for some incredible light and sounds installations along with some of the most iconic landmarks within Dublin.

    The History of the book of kells…

    The Book of Kells is over 1,200 years old. It is said to have begun in the remote islands off the Scottish island Iona and completed in Kells, Co Meath brought by monks fleeing viking raids. The book consists of mainly four gospels and index passages it is believed to have been made for display purposes or ceremonial use. In 1647 the Kells monastry in meath was destroyed so the book was taken to Dublin for safe keeping and has been with Trinity College since 1661.

    What to expect…

    The Book of Kells has recently opened up a brand new experience right beside the iconic ‘Long Room’. The Book Of Kells Experience promises everything which was included in the previous tours but with the added bonus of their brand new immersive journey in the newly built Pavilion. Within the Pavilion you will travel back in time to learn the history of the Book Of Kells using state of the art light and sound instillations.

    As well as the newly built Pavillion you will still be able to see the famous Book Of Kells and visit the Trinity College Old Library ‘The Long Room’ though the long room will be closing in 2024 for 4 years for renovations.

    nEED TO kNOW…

    1. The Long Room is currently under a major restoration so many of the books have been taken from the shelves and stored in a vault. With this in mind they have added an incredible art installation right in the middle of the room which is sure to fill the void of all of the missing books. The Long Room will close to the public in 2024 for 3 years.
    2. If you are hoping to grab a picture in the Long Room and avoid the mass crowds I would advise booking in for the very first timeslot during the weekday. I went on a Saturday at 9:30 and it was of course very busy so instead of looking downstairs where the Book of Kells is kept I instead headed straight upstairs to the Long Room where there was absolutely no one!!
    3. Tickets start from €21.50 for adults and this includes admission to the Book Of Kells, The Long Room and the new Book Of Kells experience. Online booking is highly recommended as tickets can sell out fast.

    For further information check out The Book Of Kells Experience.

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    Check out my video on the book of kells experience below…

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