"Briars encompass it so thickly, and with such aggressiveness, one cannot approach within five or six feet of the mound"

Dublin Core

Title

"Briars encompass it so thickly, and with such aggressiveness, one cannot approach within five or six feet of the mound"

Subject

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

Description

"In the middle of this desolation [on Saints' Island] is an enclosure thickly overgrown with briars, to which barriers of nettles almost prohibit entrance..."

Creator

Alice Curtayne, 1898-1981

Source

Curtayne, Alice, Lough Derg: St. Patrick’s Purgatory, p. 26

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_0132

Coverage

54.6153, -7.8864

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

"In the middle of this desolation [on Saints' Island] is an enclosure thickly overgrown with briars, to which barriers of nettles almost prohibit entrance: this is said to be the site of the original Celtic monastery. A mound within it is pointed out as Saint Dabheoc's grave. This was the bitterest moment in our voyage of exploration, for the holy place where Dabheoc rests is the most abandoned and inaccesible in the whole island. Briars encompass it so thickly, and with such aggressiveness, one cannot approach within five or six feet of the mound. Such is the reputed burial place of the first Abbot of Lough Derg."

Original Format

Monograph

Citation

Alice Curtayne, 1898-1981, “"Briars encompass it so thickly, and with such aggressiveness, one cannot approach within five or six feet of the mound",” Digital Derg: A Deep Map, accessed October 1, 2020, https://digitalderg.eu/items/show/149.

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