Book of Kells Now Free to View Online

The Book of Kells is the world’s most famous medieval manuscript–it is a beautifully decorated, intricate copy of the four Gospels dating back to the 9th century. I was lucky enough to see a few pages of the Book of Kells under security glass at Library of Trinity College in Dublin, but now the book is online for everyone to see. You can even zoom in to see the detail on the pages. The link is in the article below. Enjoy!

The Library of Trinity College Dublin

MS58_fol_27vThe Library of Trinity College Dublin would like to announce that the Book of Kells in its entirety is now viewable in the Library’s new Digital Collections online repository, provided by the Library’s Digital Resources and Imaging Services.

Direct link to the Book of Kells online

The Book of Kells transparencies, originally captured by Faksimile Verlag, Lucerne, Switzerland in 1990, have recently been rescanned using state of the art imaging technology. These new digital images offer the most accurate high resolution images to date, providing an experience second only to viewing the book in person.

In addition, we would like to direct you to the new iPad app of the Book of Kells, with added functionality and commentary.

Have you seen the new volume on the Book of Kells by Trinity’s Head of Research Collections and Keeper of Manuscripts, Dr Bernard Meehan? It’s been receiving fantastic reviews. Available…

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6 comments on “Book of Kells Now Free to View Online

  1. carol Thompson says:

    Pretty cool Amy. Thanks for sharing. I booked marked the site so I can peruse it at my leisure.

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    • amreade says:

      Thanks, Carol. Glad you were able to leave a comment! The Book of Kells is just a gorgeous piece of art. I’m using it as a reward to myself–if I get my word count in for my historical today, I’ll browse the Book of Kells as a treat!

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  2. This is a neat site… Will need to take some time to look at it on my laptop, vs the iPad… It’s too small for my old eyes… 🙂

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