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