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'St. Kevin and the Blackbird' - read by Seamus Heaney
"A little meditation." That's how Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney described his poem, St. Kevin and the Blackbird.
A Brief History of Glendalough and Surrounding Areas (written in 1998)
St. Kevin founded his monastery in Glendalough in 498...
A Guide to the County of Wicklow (Excerpts, 1834)
"We shall not be accused of under-valuing the wonder-working powers of nature in her exhaustless combinations"
By that lake whose gloomy shore (poem)
Thomas Moore (1779–1852) By that lake whose gloomy shore Skylark never warbles o’er, Where the cliff hangs high and steep, Young Saint Kevin stole ...
Rock-Basins, or 'Bullauns', at Glendalough and Elsewhere (published in 1959)
Glendalough "possesses a greater number of bullaun stones than any other locality"...
Song: The Glendalough Saint (or In Glendalough Lived a Young Saint)
"In odour of sanctity dwelling, An old-fashioned odour which now, We seldom or never are smelling."
St. Coemgin or Kevin, Abbot of Glendalough, County of Wicklow (published in 1901)
An article from 1901 looking at the literature concerning the Life of St. Kevin - it makes fascinating reading...
Was Glendalough a Lughnasa site?
The earliest account we have of this monster story comes from one of the Irish Lives of St Kevin...
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