The Rathnacross to Saints Island pilgrim road

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Title

The Rathnacross to Saints Island pilgrim road

Subject

Lough Derg--Pilgrim road--Rathnacross--Saints Island

Description

A description of the pilgrim road from Rathnacross to Saints Island.

Creator

Peter Harbison

Source

Harbison, Peter, Pilgrimage in Ireland: The Monuments and the People, p. 58

Publisher

Syracuse University Press

Date

1995

Rights

Citation for the purposes of criticism

Format

Academic monograph

Language

English

Type

History
Text

Identifier

DD_0007

Coverage


54.581320,-7.814409

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Text

"The thousands - or, if we could but count them, perhaps millions - of pilgrims who have visited the Purgatory since Owein's sojourn in the 12th century probably reached it along the same road. One so-called ring-fort, Rathnacross in the townland of Drumawarke, is traditionally said to have been on the route to the Purgatory, and an old pilgrim's road is still pointed out bordering the south-western part of the lake and leading to the shore opposite Saint's Island, where an ancient wooden bridge formerly joined the island to the mainland."

Original Format

Academic monograph

Citation

Peter Harbison, “The Rathnacross to Saints Island pilgrim road,” Digital Derg: A Deep Map, accessed June 22, 2024, https://digitalderg.eu/items/show/7.

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