The Faddan More Psalter

The Book of Psalms known as the Faddan More Psalter, dates from approximately AD 800.


The Faddan More Psalter

Circa AD 800

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The Faddan More Psalter was a chance find made in a Tipperary bog in 2006 which has been skillfully conserved and preserved in the National Museum’s conservation laboratory at Collins Barracks by John Gillis (senior conservator) and Rolly Read (Head of Conservation).

Its papyrus-lined cover is direct evidence for contact between Ireland and the Mediterranean region over one thousand years ago. This was the first ever discovery of its kind in Ireland and indeed anywhere in the world. It is of international importance and is now on display to the public for the first time since being found.

About the Faddan More Psalter

About the Faddan More Psalter

Basic description of the Faddan More Psalter, its origins and conservation.

Discovery and Identification

Discovery and Identification

The Faddan More Psalter was discovered during peat cutting in a Tipperary bog in 2006.

Contents and Cover of the Faddan More Psalter

Contents and Cover of the Faddan More Psalter

The Faddan More Psalter is composed of 60 sheets of vellum which are divided into five gatherings, or quires.

Context and Significance

Context and Significance

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Read the Faddan More Psalter text

Read the Faddan More Psalter text

Compare original Latin psalms with their translation