Medievalism

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Title

Medievalism

Subject

Lough Derg--Irish Identity--Medievalism--Nostalgia

Description

A collection of items detailing the medievalisms of Lough Derg's pilgrimage, the continuing process of creating the Middle Ages through the lake and its islands.

Creator

James L. Smith

Publisher

Digital Derg: A Deep Map

Date

2019

Rights

CC BY, sui generis database

Format

Omeka Collection

Language

English

Type

Digital Collection

Coverage

Lough Derg

Collection Items

Hybernia Nunc Irlant
A map of Ireland including the prominent location of The Purgatory of Saint Patrick.

Gerald of Wales describes the number and disposition of Ireland's lakes

It is traditionally believed that a monastic settlement was founded on the nearby Saint’s Island (formerly St. Dabheog's Island) in the fifth century by St. Patrick who installed Dabheoc as the first abbot (see…

A debate over the reliability of oral history, in which O'Donovan cites the heterogeneity of County Donegal local stories

A description of the power given to unexplained natural phenomena in Irish folklore, and the character of the storytellers

O'Donovan's account from a local of the origin of Lough Derg's name in a story from the Fenian Cycle

Dutch Map of Ulster with Purgatory
Curator's description: "In 1577, at the age of 63, Adriaen Coenensz from Scheveningen, a Dutch fishing port, started his Vis booc. Over a period of three years he collected all kind of information about the sea, the coasts, and coastal waters,…

A description of the timeless nature of Lough Derg, a window into the early days of Irish Christianity

The repetitive power of an imagined Celtic Christian pilgrimage and prayer in the context of Irish national myth making

Alice Curtayne describes how traveling to Station Island is like stepping back into the fifth century
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