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Decorated initials from a 9th century Irish manuscript

This wonderful collection of decorated initials is found on a 9th century Irish manuscript which now resides at the Abbey…

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The Beautiful Gospels of St. Gall

The images below are taken from the beautifully illustrated Gospels of St. Gall. This illuminated manuscript was most likely produced in…

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The Scribe in the Woods: An Early Irish Poem

This beautiful early Irish poem describes the joy of a scribe working in a forest surrounded by bird song and…

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‘Tonight I fear not the Vikings’, An Early Irish Poem

‘Bitter is the wind tonight It tosses the ocean’s white hair Tonight I fear not the fierce warriors of Norway …