For centuries, prior to the invention of the printing press, monastic artists had been hand lettering, illuminating and painting books and scrolls on parchment. The most significant illuminated manuscript in the world, The Book of Kells, was produced by Irish monks. In the tradition of the Book of Kells, Celtic artist Kevin Dillon has rediscovered the same medieval techniques used by these monks.
Ár nAthair, atá ar neamh, go naofar d’ainm, go dtaga do ríocht, go ndéantar do thoil ar an talamh, mar a dhéantar ar neamh.
Ár n-arán laethúil tabhair dúinn inniu, Agus maith dúinn ár bhfiacha, mar a mhaithimidne dár bhféichúina féin. Agus ná lig sinn i gcathú,
Ach saor sinn ó olc. Amen
The Lord’s Prayer in Gaelic
This 8 x 10 reproduction of the original manuscript bears the artist’s wax signature seal. Double matted in green/gold or blue/gold in a gilded gold vine frame. Prints come with both an easel back and wall hanger for display versatility. “About the Artist”, a descriptive account of this unique art form, accompanies each print.
** Irish Gaelic transcription typed out by Ciarán at Bitesize