"On prizing up a few loose stones, one exposes heaps of enormous bluebell bulbs, white and skull-like in shape"

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Title

"On prizing up a few loose stones, one exposes heaps of enormous bluebell bulbs, white and skull-like in shape"

Subject

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

Description

The rampant flora overgrowing Saints' Island

Creator

Alice Curtayne, 1898-1981

Source

Curtayne, Alice, Lough Derg: St. Patrick’s Purgatory, pp. 24-25

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_0131

Coverage

54.6153, -7.8864

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Text

"[On Saints' Island] ferns, mostly of the lady-fern variety, grow abnormally thick at their bases here, forming a stalk which gives them a most unusual appearance. There is also a thick spread of nettles. Rushes, too, growing in great robust masses, obliterate all traces of a sacred past as completely as Cromwell himself might have desired. On prizing up a few loose stones, one exposes heaps of enormous bluebell bulbs, white and skull-like in shape. Shortly after our visit, the island must have been veiled in the smoky-blue of their profuse florescence. Moss, too, has proved itself a great ally of the persecutor, smothering the level stones as though eager to complete their obliteration."

Original Format

Monograph

Collection

Citation

Alice Curtayne, 1898-1981, “"On prizing up a few loose stones, one exposes heaps of enormous bluebell bulbs, white and skull-like in shape",” Digital Derg: A Deep Map, accessed October 1, 2020, https://digitalderg.eu/items/show/148.

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