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It is traditionally believed that a monastic settlement was founded here in the fifth century by St. Patrick who installed Dabheoc as the first abbot. There are forty-six islands in Lough Derg but only two of them are of archaeological interest. Theā€¦

"About twenty of the victims were buried on Friars' Island, where fir-trees on a mound show their grave to-day..."

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

"Friars' Island is unmistakable, because it is the nearest to the ferry. Unfortunately, the origin of its name is unknown..."

An etching of Templecarne Graveyard, where victims of the 1795 disaster were buried.
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