"All around it is the glint and stir of water"

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Title

"All around it is the glint and stir of water"

Subject

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

Description

"Many pilgrims surveying the crowds during the night vigil promise themselves that, on their following night of freedom, they will look down from their cubicle windows at the fascination of the scene, when the people emerge and group themselves in the loggias..."

Creator

Alice Curtayne, 1898-1981

Source

Curtayne, Alice, Lough Derg: St. Patrick’s Purgatory, p. 176

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_0150

Coverage

54.608913,-7.870977

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Text

"Many pilgrims surveying the crowds during the night vigil promise themselves that, on their following night of freedom, they will look down from their cubicle windows at the fascination of the scene, when the people emerge and group themselves in the loggias. The many windows of the lighted Basilica shine like amber panels in the darkness and all around it is the glint and stir of water. It is like the setting of some superb operatic scene. But I never knew a pilgrim to realize this pleasant project. The fresh air that blows across the lake, bringing the Atlantic ozone from Donegal Bay, makes sleep on the second night and impervious and inescapable necessity when added to the fact that the average pilgrim has put in about forty hours without sleep."

Original Format

Monograph

Collection

Citation

Alice Curtayne, 1898-1981, “"All around it is the glint and stir of water",” Digital Derg: A Deep Map, accessed February 3, 2023, https://digitalderg.eu/items/show/167.

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