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Significant New Irish Monastic Manuscript Discovered in Bog


jerryp

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Was featured on RTE News this evening .

It's believed that the document appears to be a press release of some ancient political party and says :

Ar thánaigh ár lá fós ?
 

farnaby

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Not sure why it's being referred to as our Dead Sea scrolls. So far the only content revealed is a copy of a Psalm, nothing giving us new insight into the philosophies of our ancestors. If it leads to discoveries of original content however it will definitely rank up there with the Dead Sea scrolls; too little is known about Irish philosophy and great Irish philosopers such as Pelagius and Eriugena.
 

Bobb

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farnaby said:
too little is known about Irish philosophy and great Irish philosopers such as Pelagius and Eriugena.
How do you know?
 

farnaby

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Bobb said:
farnaby said:
too little is known about Irish philosophy and great Irish philosopers such as Pelagius and Eriugena.
How do you know?
Pelagius:
In any analysis of his work, we should bear in mind that Pelagius' chronology and teachings can only be understood through the actions of his opposition because they have left the only record of him and his works
Eriugena's works are better known but many have not survived in full form, and a lot of his life-story is obscure ([urlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eriugena]link[/url]).

Both of their philosophies conflicted with roman orthodoxy, which may be reason why we don't know as much as we should.
 

Catalpa

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Sorry folks didn't see this till now! :oops:

It said on the RTE news that they were songs sung by the monks but hopefully we will discover more new information.

The amazing thing is that a manuscript could survive in a bog for 1200 years!

Gives us hope that over time other written material might be unearthed too.

Hopefully tomorrows newspapers will give us more info.

Must say I am absolutely delighted by this. :D
 

S.Down

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'Significant New Irish Monastic Manuscript Discovered in Bog'

Heres a picture of the site.

 

Wentworth

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Cysterntian Monastery.
THat looks horribly like the bogs in a Dockyard in Dublin I once worked in.
There was a sign on the door 'Dock Workers Only'. In order to use them it was necessary to learn how to rip the seats off and crap up the walls.
 
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