Trinity College and the Book of Kells
Facts about The Long Room at Trinity College and The Book of Kells.
Trinity College is Ireland’s oldest university.
It was founded by Queen Elizabeth in 1592.
There are ‘secret’ tunnels underneath Trinity College, but nobody knows how to get to them, and whether or not they do lead to the Provost’s wine cellar.
Lots of famous people attended Trinity, such as Samuel Beckett and Oscar Wilde.
The Book of Kells is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book written in Latin, containing the four Gospels of the New Testament together with various prefatory texts and tables. It’s mostly famous because it dates back to 800 AD, and because it is beautifully illustrated.