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The Faddan More Psalter - Ancient Book of Psalms

 Public Lecture

On

Thursday 5th June 2008 at 6.30pm

At

The National Museum of Ireland – Archeology

Kildare Street, Dublin 2

In July 2006 one of the most significant Irish archaeological discoveries of the last few decades was made in a bog at Faddan More in north county Tipperary. It consisted of a decorated manuscript of early medieval date – a copy of the Psalms written in Latin – along with its leather cover.

This was the first ever discovery of its kind in Ireland and indeed anywhere in the world and is of international importance.

This lecture offers the public the first opportunity to learn of the results so far of the conservation work being carried out by the National Museum of Ireland on this unique find as well as to hear of the preliminary findings of the panel of experts assembled to examine it.

The Director of the National Museum of Ireland, Dr Pat Wallace, commented at the time of the discovery that “it is not so much the fragments themselves, but what they represent, that is of such staggering importance. In my wildest hopes, I could only have dreamed of a discovery as fragile and rare as this. It testifies to the incredible richness of the Early Christian civilisation of this island and to the greatness of ancient Ireland.”

Places are limited. Operates on a first come first served basis.

Lecture is free of Charge.

The National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology is open from 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday and from 2pm to 5pm on Sundays. Closed Monday. Admission to all exhibitions at the National Museum of Ireland are free of charge. Museum shop and Café on site.

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