• The Faddan More Psalter

The Discovery and Conservation of a Medieval Treasure.

In July 2006 a highly significant archaeological discovery was made in a bog at Faddan More, Co.Tipperary. The remains of an illuminated manuscript from the early medieval period, along with its leather cover, were discovered by chance during turf-cutting operations. The find made international headlines and today represents one of the National Museum of Ireland’s top ten treasures.  It is the first insular manuscript to be discovered in

over 200 years and the first ever retrieved from a wetland environment. The discovery presented many challenges–archaeological, art-historical and palaeographical–and required innovative approaches to its conservation. This book charts the complex and challenging conservation process and the results of a decade of research that followed, including exciting discoveries made along the way.

Published in association with the National Museum of Ireland
John Gillis is Chief Manuscript Conservator in the Library Preservation and Conservation Department in Trinity College Dublin. In 1988 he established and worked as Head of Conservation in the Delmas Conservation Bindery at Archbishop Marsh’s Library, Dublin. John has been teaching book conservation techniques and theory in Italy for over 20 years. His major achievement to date has been the conservation of the Fadden More Psalter at the National Museum of Ireland Conservation Department over a four-and-a-half year period, for which he won the Heritage Council of Ireland Conservation Award in 2010.

Author John Gillis
Publication Data Published November 2021, hardback, 320 pp,
Subjects Definitive new history from the National Museum of Ireland monograph series

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The Faddan More Psalter

  • ISBN: 978-1-914470-00-4
  • Author(s): John Gillis
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