Search Results for 'Galway Archeological and Historical Society'

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Egypt and its role in Irish Christianity

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COULD THE Coptic Christian church of Egypt have played a decisive role in influencing the shape and formation of early Irish Christianity? A public lecture next week in Galway will argue that it did.

St Augustine’s Well

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James Hardiman, in his history of Galway, lists seven holy wells in Galway, St Bride’s in the eastern suburbs; St Anne’s towards the west of the town near the strand (on Whitestrand Avenue); another further along the shore (St Enda’s Barna?); St Bridget’s at the bottom of Red Earl’s Lane on Flood Street; St John the Baptist’s on Lough Athalia; one dedicated to the Blessed Virgin on Lough Athalia; and one dedicated to St Augustine on Lough Athalia. The last three were all above the high water mark, and on his 1818 map, Logan attributes all three to St Augustine. O’Donovan’s Ordnance Survey Letters refers to a stone with a cross cut out on each of these three wells.

 

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