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  • Tags: 'Celtic' monasticism

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

"In the middle of this desolation [on Saints' Island] is an enclosure thickly overgrown with briars, to which barriers of nettles almost prohibit entrance..."

"I remember a strange Easter Sunday spent on Saints' Island, not indeed with any hope of finding archaeological confirmation of its history, but simply in communing with the past..."
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