Book of Kells Now Free to View Online

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 at all good bookshops or directly from the Library Shop.

97 thoughts on “Book of Kells Now Free to View Online

  1. I purchased The Book of Kells by Dr. Bernard Meehan last July on Amazon.com and it is immensely helpful in understanding the history and artistry of it. My appreciation of the Kells has been greatly enhanced by this book. Thank you very much.

    • Bernard Murphy ! Where have you been ? With an Irish name like yours, I suggest you look into it more, simply to show you know something of the Book Of Kells. But if you appreciate ancient religious art done by pious monks ages ago using paints/inks/pens/brushes on paper, parchment made with natural substances. You will be “gob smacked” or “flabbergasted.” The words and pictures are so precise and extremely colourful to say the least. I have had the honour of viewing it in its protective glass case and least dangerous lighting, in Trinity College Dublin in 1999. Due to ill health I missed it when it was displyed in Australia.

  2. Reblogged this on BILL'S SPACE and commented:
    I am so pleased to see THE BOOK OF KELLS now available for us all to view. Many thanks to Trinity College and to Faksimile Verlag, Lucerne, Switzerland who offered me a copy of the book some 24 years ago. Unfortunately I was unable to come up with the asking price.
    ENJOY.

  3. Pingback: Lá Fhéile Pádraig | Day One

  4. How absolutely wonderful. I remember seeing The Book of Kells, while a visitor in Dublin, and was so in awe, of the historical significance of that manuscript. Brid Conneeley, retired librarian was our guide, the whole experience being at the library was just so amazing. I am a retired public librarian- and so value the whole field. Sincerely Wenona Peret Spencer U.S.A.

  5. Pingback: Happy St. Patrick’s Day! | LIS 879: Digital Libraries

  6. Reblogged this on Daughters of Charity Provincial Archives and commented:
    In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the announcement from Trinity College Dublin, that the entire text of the Book of Kells, the early medieval gospel book famous for its beautiful and elaborate decoration, is now freely available online. Trinity College has even developed an iPad app for it. Wonderful!

  7. Pingback: Happy St. Patrick’s Day | In Which I Blog

  8. Pingback: Book of Kells now online | Shawna Downes

  9. Pingback: Simulation | text {isle}

    • It is just wonderful to be able to access the Book Kells site. Really great. We saw them at Trinity, several years ago- and it was more than awesome..,,I’ve never forgotten..them. thank you to the recent technology, for allowing that kind of transfer to happen. Wenona Peret spencer.

  10. Pingback: April 2013 | Ellen Evert Hopman

  11. Pingback: Iona: The Sacred Isle – A Mystical Leisure Travel Destination

  12. Pingback: Book of Kells - Christian Forums

  13. Still a marvel after all those years……Time has no meaning. The story is a mighty animal.

  14. Pingback: The Book of Kells Online

  15. Pingback: Writers: Beware Muphry's Law - Alma Alexander: Duchess of Fantasy

  16. Pingback: The Book of Kells: Now Free to View Online | Merchant Ship Lejeune

  17. Pingback: Book of Kells Online | Conchobhar O' Muirchertaig

  18. I’m just wandering can you purchase a copy of the book of kells if possible? And if so where and or through who? And if so is it a replica of the real book?

  19. Pingback: The Book of Kells Online - tonesandtints

  20. Pingback: Ein bisschen Links | Das Eisparadies

  21. Pingback: Heels First TravelHappy St Patrick's Day! Free Admission and Online Access to the Book of Kells - Heels First Travel

  22. Reblogged this on Brain Popcorn and commented:
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day, all! In addition to this incredibly cool news from the folks at Trinity in Dublin, let me also point you at a beautiful manuscript scan of Irish poetry from the folks at Houghton’s rare books library at Harvard (http://houghtonlib.tumblr.com/post/79867783474/obyrne-michael-copyist-ag-so-duainaire-aodha) and something for the fasion and history minded over at ‘OMGthatdress’ (http://omgthatdress.tumblr.com/tagged/Irish).

  23. Pingback: Book of Kells | That Other Erin

  24. Pingback: Il libro di Kells | ruminatiolaica

  25. Pingback: just leaving this here for future reference… | blackeyeatrist

  26. Pingback: Il libro di Kells « medievista.it

  27. Pingback: Book of Kells manuscript: now free | JanNews Blog

  28. Pingback: » Il libro di Kells Medievista.it

  29. I have a scarf with some writing in latin on it and would like it translated.
    Was wondering if anyone could help.
    Mitce? Or could be Micce
    Hreiau? Not to sure it almost looks like Gaelic script. Cheers.
    Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

  30. Pingback: Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Poetry and Science, and the art of book covers @ Webbish6

  31. Pingback: miniaturaitaliana.com » Book of Kells Now Free to View Online

  32. The Book of Kells is, in my humble opinion, the greatest instructional work of art in the world today. The medieval worldview has a lot to teach us in our morally relativist age.

  33. Pingback: Dublin: Visita guiada na Trinity College, o Livro de Kells e os arredores da Grafton Street | Batalhas pelo mundo

  34. Pingback: Book of Kells Now Free to View Online | Bookmuse

  35. Pingback: An Afternoon for “Song of the Sea” ‹ Story Warren

  36. Pingback: Bookish Dublin | Wanderlustful

  37. Pingback: » Book of Kells Now Free to View Online Esoteric Renaissance

  38. Reblogged this on Reade and Write and commented:
    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!

  39. Reblogged this on historicaltoursireland and commented:
    Book of Kells Now Free to View Online
    Posted on 15 March, 2013 by Greg Sheaf
    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 at all good bookshops or directly from the Library Shop.

  40. So when are the Amazon and Android apps being released? The Kindle HDX has a better screen than the iPad. I want to see this on it. I can barely wait.

  41. Pingback: Dublin, Dublin, Dublin. | geneva2galway2

  42. Pingback: General Reading for 10/06/2015 | Blog | Bob Sutor

  43. Pingback: Part 14: Last Christmas | Colin Frizzell

  44. Pingback: Research Websites — A collection of my various crafty endeavors by Helene Jacobs

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *