"The shaft on which this iron cross is set is precious, for it was salvaged from the lake"

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Title

"The shaft on which this iron cross is set is precious, for it was salvaged from the lake"

Subject

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

Description

"The pilgrim then walks to St. Patrick's Cross, a poor but cherished relic made of rude iron and set on a very ancient stone column..."

Creator

Alice Curtayne, 1898-1981

Source

Curtayne, Alice, Lough Derg: St. Patrick’s Purgatory, p. 168

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_0146

Coverage

54.609160,-7.871266

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Text

"The pilgrim then walks to St. Patrick's Cross, a poor but cherished relic made of rude iron and set on a very ancient stone column. It stands a few yards south of the church entrance. Kneeling before this, he recites one Pater, one Ave and the Creed. The shaft on which this iron cross is set is precious, for it was salvaged from the lake. It once formed part of an ancient cross that was broken up and flung into the water, probably at the destruction of 1632. The spiral tracery incised on this column and the three parallel bands forming the capital indicate probable ninth-century origin."

Original Format

Monograph

Citation

Alice Curtayne, 1898-1981, “"The shaft on which this iron cross is set is precious, for it was salvaged from the lake",” Digital Derg: A Deep Map, accessed October 24, 2020, https://digitalderg.eu/items/show/163.

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