Friend of the ‘lag and Jomsviking, Austin Celtic Festival 2013Photo taken by Matt Ewan
Map of the Historic Counties of Wales and Their Flags
A very wet and grey start to the day
It’s a lovely summers evening here in Cardiff.
the Celtic art behind the candle is a photo of The Book of Durrow, a 7th-century illuminated manuscript gospel book in the Insular style. It was probably created between 650 and 700, in either Durrow or Northumbria in Northern England, where Lindisfarne or Durham would be the likely candidates, or on the island of Iona in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. The subject has been intensely debated by scholars for many decades, but without any common consensus emerging. Like the Book of Kells, if it was not always in Ireland it was taken there, perhaps by monks fleeing the Viking attacks on Britain, and was certainly at Durrow Abbey by 916.
Celtic candle light by *Ludo38