The Cathach……an Irish manuscript

On tours of Ireland you will certainly pass through Dublin.

If you do , why not visit a real hidden gem….The Cathach

It is Irelands oldest manuscript. Written around 600 , possibly by the hand of St Colm Cille.

The Cathach ( or “battler” ) Psalter is now preserved in the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin.

The enlarged initial letters of the Psalms were ornamented in monochrome with crosses , spirals , and fish.

On Ireland tours , or if in Belfast , and on one of our extended Belfast tours , the Cathach is worth a thought.