Can't Make It to Dublin? Good News: The Book of Kells is Officially Online
If you can't make it to Ireland, here's some good news: one of the country's most famous attractions is now available for free anywhere in the world.
Trinity College Dublin announced the big news on their blog:
As part of the general celebration of St Patrick's Day at Trinity, we would like to announce that the Book of Kells in its entirety is now viewable in the Library’s new Digital Collections online repository, provided by the Library's Digital Resources and Imaging Services.
The Book of Kells transparencies, originally captured by Faksimile Verlag, Lucerne, Switzerland in 1990, have recently been rescanned using state of the art imaging technology. These new digital images offer the most accurate high resolution images to date, providing an experience second only to viewing the book in person.
Trinity College also announced that, per tradition, they are waiving admission to the Book of Kells for the St. Patrick's Day holiday. So if you are in town, take a break from the green beer and head over.