The journey from Pettigo to Lough Derg

Dublin Core

Title

The journey from Pettigo to Lough Derg

Subject

Lough Derg--Pilgrimage--Pilgrim Path--Pettigo

Description

“From Pettigo to Lough Dergh, the distance is about three miles, over bog and mountain. It is a scramble all the way, endeavouring to avoid the marsh and bog land, that cannot, however, be avoided..."

Creator

Philip Dixon Hardy, 1794-1875

Source

Hardy, Philip Dixon, The Holy Wells of Ireland : Containing an Authentic Account of Those Various Places of Pilgrimage and Penance Which Are Still Annually Visited by Thousands of the Roman Catholic Peasantry. With a Minute Description of the Patterns and Stations Periodically Held in Various Districts of Ireland, p. 14-15

Publisher

Hardy & Walker, Dublin

Date

1840

Contributor

Digitised by archive.org, sponsored by Boston Public Library

Rights

Public domain

Format

Monograph

Language

English

Type

Holy wells
Text

Identifier

DD_0016

Coverage


54.5494, -7.8320

References

http://archive.org/details/holywellsofirela00hard

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Text

From Mr, Inglis's "Journey throughout Ireland” in 1834.

“From Pettigo to Lough Dergh, the distance is about three miles, over bog and mountain. It is a scramble all the way, endeavouring to avoid the marsh and bog land, that cannot, however, be avoided ; and one at length thinks of following the example of the pilgrims, who, with bare feet, get over the difficulties of the path with comparative ease. It is said that no road is constructed here, lest the devotions of the pilgrims should be interrupted by the presence of too many heretics. It proved a very toilsome journey, and it was with much satisfaction that I espied Lough Dergh in the hollow below. Nothing can be more desolate than the landscape around Lough Dergh. Barren heathy hills surround it on all sides, possessing neither form nor elevation, to give the slightest interest to the scene. The lake is considered to be about nine miles in circumference."

Original Format

Monograph

Citation

Philip Dixon Hardy, 1794-1875, “The journey from Pettigo to Lough Derg,” Digital Derg: A Deep Map, accessed June 22, 2024, https://digitalderg.eu/items/show/16.

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