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The Book from the Bog

This Psalter which was found in a Tipperary bog in 2006 has now been meticulously restored and, this week, put on display in the National Museum. The book dates back to AD 800, about the same era as the Book of Kells. This book however is more intriguing regarding its origin as the velum cover was produced in Egypt and is identical to finds there. But whilst researchers may ponder how it got to Ireland its contents – the Psalms – have been restored and a replica of the original produced to enable us to see what it would have been like when first written.