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The book of Dimma was written at St. Cronan’s Monastery, Roscrea sometime in the late 8th century. The book is a copy of the four Gospels written in Old Latin and a blessing to the sick and dying, which was added in the 10th or 11th century. It is one of the ten Irish manuscripts written before 1000 AD that have survived in Ireland.

The book of Dimma was written at St. Cronan’s Monastery, Roscrea sometime in the late 8th century. The book is a copy of the four Gospels written in Old Latin and a blessing to the sick and dying, which was added in the 10th or 11th century. It is one of the ten Irish manuscripts written before 1000 AD that have survived in Ireland.

Jesus Christ's symbolic family tree: Gospels, Tree of Jesse, Walters Manuscript W.543, fol. 4v, via Flickr.

Jesus Christ's symbolic family tree: Gospels, Tree of Jesse, Walters Manuscript W.543, fol. 4v, via Flickr.

Book of Kells - initial letters H O

Book of Kells - initial letters H O

Book of Kells,  housed at Trinity College, Dublin. Ancient Celtic illuminated book of the 4 gospels, written in Latin

Book of Kells

Book of Kells, housed at Trinity College, Dublin. Ancient Celtic illuminated book of the 4 gospels, written in Latin

“An Angel, Butterfly, and Spirals in the Book of Kells” A detail of the Chi Rho illumination in a manuscript of the Gospels. An angel faces forward and holds onto vines. What is perhaps a butterfly radiates with red dots. Celtic spirals ornament the arm of the letter ‘X’. Black ink, colored pigment, and gold leaf on vellum. Made in the late 8th century at Iona Abbey in Ireland by Celtic monks. The Book of Kells (as it is known) is perhaps the most famous work of Christian Celtic, Insular…

“An Angel, Butterfly, and Spirals in the Book of Kells” A detail of the Chi Rho illumination in a manuscript of the Gospels. An angel faces forward and holds onto vines. What is perhaps a butterfly radiates with red dots. Celtic spirals ornament the arm of the letter ‘X’. Black ink, colored pigment, and gold leaf on vellum. Made in the late 8th century at Iona Abbey in Ireland by Celtic monks. The Book of Kells (as it is known) is perhaps the most famous work of Christian Celtic, Insular…

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The Book of Durrow | written and designed around 680 CE | Earliest fully designed ornamented Celtic book|

The Book of Durrow | written and designed around 680 CE | Earliest fully designed ornamented Celtic book|

Man, Lion, Bull and Eagle с. 800 From the Book of Kells Illuminated manuscript Trinity College, Dublin

Man, Lion, Bull and Eagle с. 800 From the Book of Kells Illuminated manuscript Trinity College, Dublin

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