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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Trinity College is making the Book of Kells available to view online in its entirety!  For iPad users, the text is also available as an interactive app.
For those not in the know, the Book of Kells is an illuminated manuscript of the four gospels that dates back to about 800.  800!  I mean, I barely even can grasp how old this book actually is.
I was lucky enough to get to see it on display last spring when I visited Dublin, and it was an enthralling experience.  I really could have stayed and stared at the book all day long.  I’m really excited that I have the opportunity to look at it even more from the comfort of my own computer, and I hope that you all take a moment to check it out too.  It’s really something.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Trinity College is making the Book of Kells available to view online in its entirety!  For iPad users, the text is also available as an interactive app.

For those not in the know, the Book of Kells is an illuminated manuscript of the four gospels that dates back to about 800.  800!  I mean, I barely even can grasp how old this book actually is.

I was lucky enough to get to see it on display last spring when I visited Dublin, and it was an enthralling experience.  I really could have stayed and stared at the book all day long.  I’m really excited that I have the opportunity to look at it even more from the comfort of my own computer, and I hope that you all take a moment to check it out too.  It’s really something.

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    Karen!! Did you see this? Yay!
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    HOLD UP. HOLD. UP. WHAAAAATTT??!?!?!?!? THIS IS BEAUTIFUL. THEY ONLY ALLOW ONE PAGE TO BE SHOWN A DAY SO THIS IS AWESOME...
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    I HIGHLY recommend checking this out. The Book of Kells is a large part of my original inspiration for starting this...
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    I saw the Book of Kells this past August— talk about amazing! It was the first thing that I did in Dublin. :))
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    OH MY GOD AVAILABLE IN ITS ENTIRETY?
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    This is AMAZING. It was so cool to see in person, but now I can flip through it on my iPad? Technology amazes me.