Faddan More Psalter most important Irish discovery since 19th century

The fragments of a vellum manuscript of a book of psalms dating to the 8th century has excited the archaeological community in Ireland who have called it the “most important day in the history of the museum since 1868 when the Ardagh Chalice came in."

The Faddan More Psalter, discovered in 2006 in a Tipperary bog, links the early Christian Church in Ireland and the Middle Eastern Coptic Church. Now the psalter has undergone a four-year conservation process, and it will go on public display for the first time at the National Museum next year.