"A melancholy silence shrouded the scene"

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Title

"A melancholy silence shrouded the scene"

Subject

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

Description

"I remember a strange Easter Sunday spent on Saints' Island, not indeed with any hope of finding archaeological confirmation of its history, but simply in communing with the past..."

Creator

Alice Curtayne, 1898-1981

Source

Curtayne, Alice, Lough Derg: St. Patrick’s Purgatory, p. 23

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_0128

Coverage

54.6153, -7.8864

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Text

"I remember a strange Easter Sunday spent on Saints' Island, not indeed with any hope of finding archaeological confirmation of its history, but simply in communing with the past. Neither the Celtic monks, direct heirs to Dabheoc, nor the Canons Regular of Saint Augustine, who succeeded them, celebrated the Resurrection there that morning. No Alleluias were sung in Paschal gladness, there were no tiers of candles, nor banks of bright flowers. A melancholy silence shrouded the scene, broken only by the occasional mournful cries of aquatic birds. It was Easter Sunday only for furtive wild animals, heedless winds, rank vegetation, and the enormous pillows of moss characteristic of this sward."

Original Format

Monograph

Collection

Citation

Alice Curtayne, 1898-1981, “"A melancholy silence shrouded the scene",” Digital Derg: A Deep Map, accessed April 21, 2024, https://digitalderg.eu/items/show/145.

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