KELLY FAMILY LIBRARY
family pride is a photocopy of
page one of the famous O'Kelly book written in 1351 AD.
Chief O'Kelly asked that the memories of the "filadh"
story tellers, be recorded for history.
The book was written by scribes who worked for Muircheartaigh O'Ceallaigh, (O'Kelly), Bishop of Clonfert, and later Bishop of Tuam.
is referred to as
a "bolg an tsolathair", or assorted records. The
pages are lavishly recorded in two columns, and recorded the
genealogy and history of the O'Kelly family and their
In 1883 the record was donated to The Royal Irish Academy in Dublin, Ireland where it was protected from further damage inside a special display case.
In 1941 the pages of the book was microfilmed for a facsimile edition. In 1985 it was restored with special made original style materials and afterward placed in a temperature controlled display case at the Royal British Academy in the City Dublin.
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