Trinity College Library, College Green
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Book of Kells, is an exquisite and lavishly decorated copy of the first four gospels in Latin. It is permanent display in the Trinity College Library.
Completed in 800 AD, the Book of Kells is the worlds most famous and oldest book. The book is Ireland's most lavish and glorious of Irelands illuminated manuscripts.
The book is an exquisite copy of the first four gospels in Latin. The vellum (calfskin) manuscript contains transcriptions of the four Gospels, lavishly illustrated and ornamented. It is the most elaborate manuscript of its kind to survive from the early Middle Ages.
The Book is the most famous manuscript in the Library of Trinity College Dublin where it is permanently on display. The Book of Kells is kept in a low-lit gallery with only two pages displayed at a time, although they are turned after some period. The aura and grandeur of this highly illustrated manuscript cannot keep visitors and tourists at bay as they come pouring in from all parts of the world to have a glimpse of this historical script.
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