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Top Tips on Parking Near The Book Of Kells

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Park alongside history at The Book Of Kells

Very few things on this planet have stood the test of time. England has the Stonehenge, China has the Great Wall and Ireland has the Book Of Kells. Located in the heart of Dublin City Centre, at the historic Trinity College, this international attraction draws in crowds from around the world by the thousands. Lines to get in the building stretch all the way from the main door to the streets outside the gates of Trinity College. The only lucky ones who don’t have to stand the wait, are the students of the college.

With this piece of history drawing in people from everywhere, parking around this area is a nightmare. But we have you covered. Park with ease with these tips to park near The Book Of Kells.

Proximity to public transport

Whether you like it or not, the best way to get around a compact city like Dublin is to use public transport. So you need to ask yourself, do you really need parking? Or can you just use public transport to get to the Book? Trinity College is located at the heart of the city centre, so all the public transport routes in Dublin City converge on locations close to the college. It is easily accessible by the Dart with stations like Connolly Station (10 minutes away), Tara Street (5 minutes away), Pearse Station (2 minutes away) and Grand Canal Dock (10 minutes away). The Luas is another option on the tracks with the college being near many Luas stops like Abbey Street, Westmoreland, Trinity Stop and Dawson Street. Along with these options, the Dublin Bus operates on numerous stops around the college. Here are some of the buses that provide direct service to the Book Of Kells: 145, 37, 35, 25,66A, 49 and 747 (direct to the airport). For more information, check out the Dublin Bus website.

Free Parking

Free parking around this area is as rare as the manuscripts in the Book Of Kells. Some brave souls still try to look for that one elusive free space and you can get lucky late at night around Merrion Square and Nassau St. However, during opening hours free parking space is impossible to find. Beware that the clampers are a constant presence around Dublin city centre and chances are if you risk leaving your car even for a short space of time that you’ll come back to find an unpleasant surprise.

Car Parks

These are probably your best option to get parking close to the Book Of Kells. Car park owners in Dublin know the business well and have made sure to offer ample spaces near busy areas. The best option on both the weekdays and the weekends would be prebooking your space, so you can rest assured that you have a space to park when you get here.

Here are some of the finest car parks close to the Book Of Kells:

St. Mark’s Church: This city centre hidden gem is located at an 18th century church, directly across the road from Trinity College’s Pearse Street entrance. The entrance to Trinity College is home to the Science Gallery Dublin where you can experience the most cutting edge offerings in Dublin for free before your visit to the world famous, Book of Kells. St. Mark’s Church has a number of great deals for parking from €8 for 7 hours. You can access the Church by clicking “Open Gate” on your booking. 

Park Rite IFSC Car ParkThis excellent and secure car park is right across the river from the Book Of Kells in the bustling financial district of Dublin City. It is just a 10-minute walk away from the Book and is also well connected by public transport in the area. Hourly rates here go for €3.99, but if you are looking to spend some quality time in the city centre, you might want to get the all-day parking deals at €13.65 for the weekends and €14.70 for the weekdays.

Q Park Dawson StreetThis car park is perfect for you if you are coming in from the north side. It is literally just a 3-minute walk away from the Book Of Kells. They have excellent parking deals, with a 4-hour parking deal at €15 and a daytime parking deal from 9 AM till 6 PM at €30.

NOTE: Same day bookings have to be made before 9 AM, so make sure to plan ahead.

Q Park SetantaThis car park is just a 5-minute walk away from the Book Of Kells. They have a special shopper’s deal at €14 for 5 hours along with a day parking offer from 9 AM till 6 PM from €24.

NOTE: Same day bookings have to be made before 9 AM, so make sure to plan ahead.

On Street Parking

On street parking is another option that you can explore here. However, due to the busy nature of the area, these might be hard to find with people often requiring a specialist knowledge of Dublin city centre simply to navigate the cities traffic restrictions..

Private Spaces

Parkpnp has a lot of private spaces in this area, but the demand is quite high. If you want to book a space, make sure to plan early and grab these spaces before they get booked out. Find your ideal space at

If you are a tourist visiting Ireland or an Irish native, The Book Of Kells is a must see. It is a piece of history that has survived the test of time. If you need any further help with parking near the book of kells, shoot us an email at or call us at (01) 547 4296. Happy Parking!

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