Visiting the Book of Kells & Trinity College

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If Ireland is not yet on your bucketlist- go add it right now! While it has been always been on my bucket list, it wasn’t in my top five until we found roundtrip, direct flights from JFK to Dublin on Delta for under $300 {yes, you read that correctly!}. At that price, how can you say no? So we booked our flights and never looked back. And goodness am I thankful we did! Our trip was only one week long and we knew we wanted to hit a plethora of cities, so we chose to spend each night in a different city. Exhausting? Yes. Worth it? YES!

We took the red eye flight from JFK to Dublin and woke up ready to explore the Dublin city centre. Our taxi took us straight to our Bed & Breakfast, the Kilronan House, where we were greeted with some much needed hot tea and dark chocolate Digestive biscuits. We took a few minutes to freshen up and then headed on our way! When in Dublin, I highly suggest you stay here!

The number one thing on my bucket list in Dublin was to see the Book of Kells, so once we were refreshed we put on our walking shoes and headed over. I had seen photos of Trinity College and the Book of Kells dozens of times, but they really just don’t do it justice. Everything about it felt grand and regal. Maybe it is the history nerd in me, but there is something humbling about standing in a school founded in 1592 and before a book from 800 AD.

How incredible is it that the Book of Kells was created in a time closer to when Jesus was born than to when I was born? We aren’t allowed to photograph the actual books, but the library itself was incredibly impressive and worth visiting. Pictures don’t come close sharing how impressive this place is in real life.  It was stunning and must be on your bucket list!

Book of Kells Book of Kells

Is Dublin on your bucket list? 
What do you want to see or do there?

stay tuned- more on Dublin & the rest of our trip coming soon!
{including a video overview!}

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20 Comments

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    Allie
    December 12, 2016 at 11:24 am

    This place is definitely on my bucketlist! You go to so many cool places! Next time, pack me in your suitcase? ;)

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    The Oracle
    December 12, 2016 at 11:33 am

    That place looks awesome! It looks like a scene from Harry Potter

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    Brooke Triboletti
    December 12, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Oh my gosh! How beautiful! And that ladder beside the bookshelves! Just like the movies!! Harry Potter, perhaps? I’ve never seen anything like that up close! I wanna go!

    XO,
    Brooke
    http://www.charmedjerseybelle.com

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    Heather
    December 12, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Oh goodness – this reminds me of how much I want to go back to Dublin! I went there briefly once for only 3 days, and was lucky enough to see the Book of Kells. Must do this again – soon – with hubby this time!

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    Anna White
    December 12, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Wow!! You’ve made me want to go to Dublin.. like now! Looks like a great trip. Can’t wait to see more! XO –

    Anna | http://www.parkavenueblogger.com

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    Travel Pockets
    December 12, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Wow! That library is so grand!!! It kinda reminds me of the library that Sam is in from Game of Thrones :)

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    Style and Life by Susana
    December 12, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    That library is AMAZING!!! I loveeeeeeee libraries and now this makes me want to go to Dublin only for this reason! Great ost!

    http://www.susanalopessnarey.com/christmas-gift-ideas-for-dogs/

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    Kemi Odesola
    December 12, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Ireland was not on my list, but it is now!! Amazing pictures!!! The library is so grand and beautiful!!! Love it! $300 tickets?? that is insane.

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    WanderingRedHead
    December 12, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    I visited this place last summer and it was astounding to hear the rich history! Thanks for sharing!

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    Stephanie Rose
    December 12, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    When you read about this in the guide books it doesn’t quite make my top ten. BUT it is such a cool site. I am glad I popped in to take a look when I was in Dublin!

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    busybeingshasha
    December 12, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Amazing photography! I’ve heard many great things about Ireland and it is definitely on my list.

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    Ashley Hargrove
    December 12, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    What a gorgeous place! I love your photos!!

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    Kasey
    December 13, 2016 at 12:19 am

    I can’t believe your flight was under $300… crazy! This place looks amazing I love all of the books!

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    Mary Powers
    December 13, 2016 at 9:54 am

    I can’t even comprehend this library! This would be mine and my dad’s dream trip!! We are both book obsessed and would prob spend our whole vacay just in there!!

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    JM Kayne Miyake
    December 13, 2016 at 10:01 am

    What a beautiful place! I hope someday I get a chance to visit it!

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    Mary Gui
    December 13, 2016 at 11:52 am

    wow what a pretty college, love the architecture!
    http://www.layersofchic.com

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    Glenny
    December 13, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    wow this is gorgeous!! look at all those books! Belle would be in heaven!

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    Candace
    December 13, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Ireland is definitely on my must-travel list! Wow, under $300 for Delta is such a steal! Delta flights in general are usually crazy expensive.

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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    Katie Ann Lehman
    December 14, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Alright, Ireland is officially on my bucket list! This place looks amazing. Also, loving that jacket girl!

    xo
    Katie Ann
    http://www.the-holly-tree.com

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    Cece Lam
    December 18, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    this place really looks incredible!
    http://www.cecelam.com/2016/12/stereoscope-x-da-vinci.html

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