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An account of the religious history of Lough Derg for the traveller.

The repetitive power of an imagined Celtic Christian pilgrimage and prayer in the context of Irish national myth making

"An early writer describing the place, says — 'As soon as the pilgrims come within sight of the holy island, they pull off their shoes and stockings, and uncover their heads, and walk thus with their beads in one hand, and sometimes a cross in the…

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Caption: "Saint Bridget's Chair stands close to the water's edge, and which, it is said, whoever once sits, is ever after preserved from accident and sudden death."