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A description of Lough Derg and its Pilgrimage in the American Donahoe's Magazine

A history of Lough Derg and its Antiquities. This extract comes from an 1836 story in the Dublin Penny Journal Count Raymond de Perilleaux's 1397 journey to the Purgatory.

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€¦
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