"The Chair stands out sharply against the vandyke brown of hibernating heathers and the orange of wilted bracken"

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Title

"The Chair stands out sharply against the vandyke brown of hibernating heathers and the orange of wilted bracken"

Subject

Lough Derg--Pilgrimage--Description--Alice Curtayne

Description

"Returning to the lake shore, another notable landmark there should be considered, Saint Brigid's Chair. It is a large rock, roughly-shaped like a high-backed chair, and its is prominent even among the large boulders surrounding it..."

Creator

Alice Curtayne, 1898-1981

Source

Curtayne, Alice, Lough Derg: St. Patrick’s Purgatory, pp. 18-19

Publisher

Burns Oats and Washbourn, Ltd., London and Dublin

Date

1944

Rights

Citation for the purposes of criticism

Format

Monograph

Language

English

Type

History

Identifier

DD_0126

Coverage

54.600466, -7.863156

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Text

"Returning to the lake shore, another notable landmark there should be considered, Saint Brigid's Chair. It is a large rock, roughly-shaped like a high-backed chair, and its is prominent even among the large boulders surrounding it. Viewed from a boat on the water, the Chair stands out sharply against the vandyke brown of hibernating heathers and the orange of wilted bracken. A few almost needleless pines, old and lonely, stand sentinel on the slopes above it. The base of the great rock is in the water. There are no marks or carvings on the stone. It is a comfortable, roomy seat, perfectly smooth, with a sloping back. There is, however, no documentary evidence that Saint Brigid ever visited this locality. The roach was originally known as Saint Dabheoc's Chair, probably down to the seventeenth century, at which period Saint Brigid's name was first attached to one of the cells on Station Island and probably also to this rock. An unusually complete view of Station Island may be had from it. Local tradition has it that Saint Brigid sat there, gazing at the Island, while waiting for a coracle to take her over."

Original Format

Monograph

Citation

Alice Curtayne, 1898-1981, “"The Chair stands out sharply against the vandyke brown of hibernating heathers and the orange of wilted bracken",” Digital Derg: A Deep Map, accessed October 19, 2020, https://digitalderg.eu/items/show/143.

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