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The story of the first dead buried on Scattery Island

Celtic literature is full of fascinating stories that offer a glimpse into the ancient beliefs and customs of the monks. One such story is entitled “The little boys who went to Heaven” and tells the story of the first dead who were buried on Scattery Island. The story is recorded in early Celtic literature, translated…

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May 13, 2023

Courage and Bravery in the face of the modern day Cathaigh

A well-known figure in Irish folklore, St. Senan is known for his miracles and acts of bravery. One of the most famous legends surrounding St. Senan, is his defeat of the Monster Cathaigh on Scattery Island. The story’s enduring appeal lies in its themes of good versus evil, courage in the face of danger, and…

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February 19, 2023

Celebrating the Women of Scattery Island on International Women’s Day

And they would look out to sea and wait…… Wait for their men to come home from work, piloting ships along the dangerous waters of the Shannon then returning home to the island in their Currachs  (known as canoes ), or seafaring for months or years at a time with the Royal or Merchant Navy….

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March 7, 2022

Remembering Christmas on Scattery Island…

Christmas will be very different this year – for everyone.  It’s feels like an appropriate year to look back and remember that Christmas wasn’t always about frenzied shopping for gifts, the over indulgent treats and ‘Christmas FM’ blasting out festive tune on the radio as we race around doing all those last little jobs in…

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December 22, 2020