Full immersion at the water station

Dublin Core

Title

Full immersion at the water station

Subject

Lough Derg--Station Island--Pilgrimage--Immersion

Description

"After quitting the prison, and before leaving the island, it was formerly the practice to go into the water, and, being stark naked, wash their whole bodies, and more particularly the head, to signify that they were entirely cleansed from their sins..."

Creator

Philip Dixon Hardy, 1794-1875

Source

Hardy, Philip Dixon, The Holy Wells of Ireland : Containing an Authentic Account of Those Various Places of Pilgrimage and Penance Which Are Still Annually Visited by Thousands of the Roman Catholic Peasantry. With a Minute Description of the Patterns and Stations Periodically Held in Various Districts of Ireland, p. 7

Publisher

Hardy & Walker, Dublin

Date

1840

Contributor

Digitised by archive.org, sponsored by Boston Public Library

Rights

Public domain

Format

Monograph

Language

English

Type

Holy wells
Text

Identifier

DD_0010

Coverage


54.609062, -7.871015

References

http://archive.org/details/holywellsofirela00hard

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

"The time of remaining on the Island has, in latter times, been reduced to three days — and the period of confinement in the prison to twelve hours. After quitting the prison, and before leaving the island, it was formerly the practice to go into the water, and, being stark naked, wash their whole bodies, and more particularly the head, to signify that they were entirely cleansed from their sins. This part of the ceremony is now dispensed with."

Original Format

Monograph text

Citation

Philip Dixon Hardy, 1794-1875, “Full immersion at the water station,” Digital Derg: A Deep Map, accessed July 16, 2024, https://digitalderg.eu/items/show/10.

Geolocation