The Book of Kells was written in around 800AD, probably at Iona (or Applecross) in Scotland or maybe in Kells, County Meath, Ireland. It’s also
known as the Book of Columba, as tradition has it that it was written to celebrate the 200th anniversary of his death.
St Columba died in 597; 200 years later there were Viking raids on Iona, and so it’s possible that it was smuggled over to Ireland to be kept safe
from the hands of the Vikings. Like so much of our history, nobody knows for certain. What is for certain is that the Culdees who wrote and inscribed
it have laced the vellum pages with some inexplicable mysteries.
You can look through all of the folios here (680 pages in total) - -and start...