Among the treasures at the Library in Trinity said
to have been written at Durrow Abbey
in about AD 675.It is one of the earliest manuscriptsto have a carpet page,
that is a page completely covered in pattern and colour. It disappeared from
the Abbey in the 16th century but luckily was found again and had survived
belonging to a farmer who used to pour water on it to cure his cattle!
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