The 1795 disaster

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Title

The 1795 disaster

Subject

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

Description

"The end of the eighteenth-century history of Lough Derg is sadly remembered because of a particularly bad boating accident..."

Creator

Alice Curtayne, 1898-1981

Source

Curtayne, Alice, Lough Derg: St. Patrick’s Purgatory, pp. 104-5

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_0134

Coverage

54.608901, -7.869309

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Text

"The end of the eighteenth-century history of Lough Derg is sadly remembered because of a particularly bad boating accident. It happened on the 12th of July, 1795, at a period when the transport of pilgrims was not under the control of the church authorities. In those days a 'shebeen' was kept near the ferry and on special occasions such as the 'Twelfth,' poteen circulated freely among the Protestant boatmen. The day happened to be Sunday and an unusual number of people came to be ferried across, many of then being local residents anxious just to hear Mass on the island."

Original Format

Monograph

Collection

Citation

Alice Curtayne, 1898-1981, “The 1795 disaster,” Digital Derg: A Deep Map, accessed March 30, 2020, https://digitalderg.eu/items/show/151.

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