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Every page of the Book of Kells available in high resolution for the first time.

Explore the finest details of 21 of the 9th century manuscript’s most decorated pages at up to six times their original size.

The Book of Kells is one of the most famous illustrated manuscripts and the most elaborate manuscript of its kind to survive from the early Middle Ages. Today, it is on display in the Library of Trinity College Dublin.

Following on from the international award-winning DVD-ROM, this app showcases the amazing decorative skills of the scribes and the rich and varied colours used in the drawings.


- See all 680 pages
- Zoom in to explore the detail 21 of the most decorated pages at up to 6 times their actual size
- Learn about the history of the book including where, when and how it was made
- Understand the meaning behind decorative symbols used throughout the manuscript
- Browse through over 600 examples of animals, initial letters and other decorative themes


We’d love to hear your feedback. E-mail us at feedback@bookofkells.com or follow us on Twitter at @bookofkellsapp.

What’s New

Version 1.2

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Optimised for iOS11.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Orlagh1872 ,

Just great!

Anyone interested in ancient mss will love this app. Quite stunning. It needs a few developments such as a transcription and translation of the text.


Nemonmos ,


One of the dullest least interactive artifact-apps I've seen.

No movie or audio or creatively interactive exploration.

Greatly lacking editorial and scholarly commentary and perspective from the large range of Kells scholars.

A boring and monotheistic as the content.

Don't waste your money: consult the printed facsimile in your local library and read about the book in free Google Scholar articles...if you are still interested.

Eire go brach ,

Great App

Very detailed. I found it quite interesting. If you really like your history you will love this.

App Privacy

The developer, Kells Technologies Ltd., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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