Rachel Moss

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Trinity College Dublin librarian and college archivist Helen Shenton with Prof Rachel Moss, head of history of art and architecture at Trinity, with the Book of Durrow. Photograph: Trinity College Dublin

Before the Book of Kells, there was the Book of Durrow. This smaller, lesser-known manuscript is an exquisite piece of craftsmanship in its own right (...)

Image of St John from the ‘Book of Dimma’

Mention Irish illuminated manuscripts and the chances are the Book of Kells will pop into your mind. Not only is it a masterpiece of the illuminator’s(...)

Art historians Rachel Moss (left) and Catherine Marshall. Photograph: Eric Luke

Rachel Moss is an art historian and assistant professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture in Trinity College, Dublin. She lives (...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny  at the Mansion House, Dublin, for the launch of the Royal Irish Academy’s Art and Architecture of Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Enda Kenny described them as “the gospels of Ireland”. President of the Royal Irish Academy Prof Mary Daly said they were “national monumen(...)