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Irish Bog Psalter Follow-Up

16th August 2006

I can’t recall if anyone followed up on the medieval book of Psalms discovered in Ireland last month (Jim Davila surely did!), but the specific location of where it was found has been revealed (somewhat old news I realize). According to the Irish Examiner, it was was pulled out of a bog in the townland of Faddan More in north Tipperary. If you are wondering “where in the world is that?!” like I was, check out this google map (I assumed that it was somewhere near Tipperary!).

In addition, the Irish Times had another article with a bit more information about the Psalter. Here are some excerpts:

The discoveries also include a fine leather pouch in which the manuscript was originally kept.

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“Part of a fine leather pouch in which the book was kept originally was recovered as well as other small fragments of the manuscript and its cover. The investigation results suggest the owner concealed the book deliberately, perhaps with a view to its later recovery,” the statement [issued by by the National Museum of Ireland] noted.

My previous posts on the Psalms manuscript may be found here and here.


One Response to “Irish Bog Psalter Follow-Up”

  1. Padraig McCarthy Says:

    In case you didn’t get an update on the Faddan More manuscript, the magazine Archaeology Ireland published an excellent supplement on the manuscript recently:

    http://www.wordwellbooks.com/publisher.php?Publishers=Archaeology+Ireland

    There is still a lot more work to be done on it of course.

    Padraig McCarthy
    Dublin