"I at once departed from him and went to the aforesaid town and from there sent to king Ó Néill"

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Title

"I at once departed from him and went to the aforesaid town and from there sent to king Ó Néill"

Subject

Lough Derg--Travelogue--Middle Ages--Purgatory

Description

A famous account of a 1398 visit by Viscount Ramon de Perellós to Saint Patrick's Purgatory

Creator

Ramón de Perellós

Source

The Journey of Viscount Ramon de Perellós to Saint Patrick's Purgatory, p. 7

Publisher

CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts

Date

1398

Contributor

CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts: a project of University College, Cork. Translated by Alan Mac an Bhaird.

Rights

Citation for the purposes of criticism

Format

Electronic text translation

Language

English, translated from Spanish

Type

Travelogue

Identifier

DD_0571

Coverage

54.350281, -6.652792

References

https://celt.ucc.ie//published/T100079A/

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Text

"And I at once departed from him and went to the aforesaid town and from there sent to king Ó Néill who was in the city of Armagh. He indeed sent me a safe conduct and one of his knights and a messenger to lead me to where they were. And the aforesaid archbishop came on the day fixed and brought with him a hundred men at arms armed in their manner to accompany me and left me an interpreter who was first cousin to John Talbot; and with the hundred men at arms I entered Irish territory where king Ó Néill reigned. And when I had ridden some five miles ahead, the said riders dared not go further because they are all great enemies; but they stayed on a hill and I took leave of them and went ahead.

And after I had gone about half a league, I found king Ó Néill's marshal with a good hundred men on horseback, likewise armed in their fashion, with whom I spoke. And leaving him I went to the king who received me well in their fashion and sent me a gift of food, that is to say beef because they neither eat bread nor drink wine, because they have none; but they drink water and the great lords drink milk for their nobility and some drink meat broth. Since their customs and manners are very strange to us, I shall recount for you as briefly as I can something of their conditions and manners, of what I saw of them with the king, with whom on my return journey I spent the feast of Christmas, despite the fact that passing when I was first with him I had not seen enough of them."

Original Format

The Journey of Viscount Ramon De Perellós to Saint Patrick's Purgatory. Alan Mac an Bhaird (ed), First edition [i + 23 pp] CELT Cork (2012)

Citation

Ramón de Perellós, “"I at once departed from him and went to the aforesaid town and from there sent to king Ó Néill",” Digital Derg: A Deep Map, accessed July 16, 2024, https://digitalderg.eu/items/show/600.

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