Friday, September 09, 2011

Kells wants its famous book back, but Trinity says no

The town of Kells in Co. Meath wants its book back ... the famous Book of Kells. A campaign has got under way to secure the return of one of the four volumes of the famous priceless works of art.

Campaigners say that the Co Meath town is the rightful home for at least some of the book. But Trinity College, where it is currently housed, has rejected the town's request.

Written by monks around 800 AD, the book disappeared when Oliver Cromwell's army arrived in Kells in 1654. It was given to Trinity six years later and has been there since.

Click here to read this article from the Irish Independent