Trinity College / Book of Kells
The Book of Kells remains one of the world's most famous manuscripts with its ornately decorated pages written back around 800 AD. This book of the four gospels in latin is the centrepiece of an exhibition which attracts over 500,000 visitors to Trinity College each year.
Originally a single volume, it was rebound in four volumes in 1953 for conservation reasons. Two volumes are normally on display, one opened at a major decorated page, the other at a text opening.