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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

Optimised for iOS11.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
12 Ratings
12 Ratings

Excellent app, but no zoom.


The Book of Kells is one of mankind's greatest artistic achievements, and this app takes you on a tour of this beautiful art work, as well as showing every page in it.

I would have given 5 stars, but the lack of a zoom ability on every page is frustrating. Zooming into images is a must for these pages, as the fine detail is impossible to see without it.

I hope the developers of this app address this issue.


XCarpe DiemX

A hard bound book is thousands of dollars..... There are tons of hard bound books for cheaper that give you a few of the best pages ( in their view) ....to have the entire book is wonderful. Being able to enlarge some of the artwork makes it even better.

Full of wonder!

Ancient Lady!???

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! This ap will keep me me very happy for the rest of my life.
A dream come true!
Thank you.
P.S. Every thing works well too. Great job.


Kells Technologies Ltd.
796.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012 Board of Trinity College Dublin


  • Family Sharing

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

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