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An account of Lough Derg from a late-nineteenth-century pilgrim.

Jenny discusses her expectations of the place compared to the reality and hopes that it will not be too commercialized, like Lourdes

“…[T]here were times, some of which are fresh in my memory, when the pilgrims' boat ran considerable risk from the waves, and when the skill and energy of such experienced boatmen as Pat M'Kane, of Seeavoc, were taxed to the utmost..."

"It is almost incredible what crowds visit this island annually, during the months of June, July, and August—it being no unusual thing to see from 900 to 1000 persons of both sexes upon it at one and the same time..."