The story of the extraordinary 278-page vellum manuscript The Great Book of Ireland (Leabhar Mór na hÉireann). Conceived in 1989, the book includes contributions from artists, poets, writers and composers which sum up their hopes and fears for the future; thoughts they believe will resonate in a thousand years - as the longevity of vellum allows. The volume includes Samuel Beckett's last handwritten poem, as well as works by Seamus Heaney and Michael D Higgins - the current Presidenf of Ireland