Our most recent issue of Óenach features the following review:
Rachel Moss, Felicity O’Mahony and Jane Maxwell (eds), An Insular Odyssey. Manuscript Culture in Early Christian Ireland and Beyond. Reviewed by Deborah Hayden (pp. 14–20)
The editors of this volume are to be congratulated for producing a varied and wide-ranging, but also cohesive and rigorous, collection of essays that pay fitting tribute to the scholarship of Bernard Meehan and the work of the TCD Early Irish Manuscripts project. The book will be of interest to a broad audience of academics specialising in various aspects of early and later medieval Irish manuscript culture, the history of liturgy, missionary activity, and the transmission of ideas between the Insular world and centres of learning on the European continent. In addition, however, it is also a valuable and accessible resource for members of the wider public who wish to explore in more depth some of the most famous manuscript treasures held in the library of Trinity Dublin.
An Insular Odyssey is currently available half-price from Four Courts Press: