The Book of Kells

The Book of Kells, c. 800, 340 vellum folios, 33.0 x 25.5 cm each (edges trimmed and gilded in the 19th century), MS 58 (Trinity College Library, Dublin). A conversation between Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank and Dr. Steven Zucker.

Additional resources

See the entire Book of Kells online at Trinity College, Dublin

Resources about The Book of Kells at Trinity College, Dublin

Learn about the Lindisfarne Gospels, another manuscript connected to Iona

Read more about books in medieval Europe

Cite this page as: Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank and Dr. Steven Zucker, "The Book of Kells," in Smarthistory, June 25, 2022, accessed February 25, 2024,