Since the Middle Ages, Lough Derg’s Station Island (Co. Donegal,Ireland) has been known as an important pilgrimage destination: the St. Patrick’s Purgatory.The waters of Lough Derg may have had a particular symbolic value in the definition of this sacred place. A comparison between the Tractatus de Purgatorio Sancti Patricii and other traditions, Irish and non, may help to retrieve the cultural background of this value.

The Water of Lough Derg. A Comparative Approach to the St. Patrick's Purgatory Tradition

TAVIANI, PAOLO
2014

Abstract

Since the Middle Ages, Lough Derg’s Station Island (Co. Donegal,Ireland) has been known as an important pilgrimage destination: the St. Patrick’s Purgatory.The waters of Lough Derg may have had a particular symbolic value in the definition of this sacred place. A comparison between the Tractatus de Purgatorio Sancti Patricii and other traditions, Irish and non, may help to retrieve the cultural background of this value.
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