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  • Collection: Medievalism

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

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

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,…

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