Lug's forgotten Donegal kingdom : the archaeology, history and folklore of the Síl Lugdach of Cloghaneely

Lacey, Brian, 1949-

Lug's forgotten Donegal kingdom : the archaeology, history and folklore of the Síl Lugdach of Cloghaneely Brian Lacey. - Dublin Four Courts Press 2012 - x, 141 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-133) and index.

The Síl Lugdach -- The god Lug -- The Síl Lugdach genealogies up to c.1100 -- The church of Kilmacrenan and the lore of the Síl Lugdach -- The Lug that dare not speak his name -- Did Lug's cult survive especially in Cloghaneely? -- St Begley of Tullaghabegley -- The archaeology of Síl Lugdach -- 'Was lost, and is found': recovering the Síl Lugdach kingdom.

Using archaeology, history, place-names, mythology and folklore, this book examines one of the smallest territorial units in Ireland from the beginning of history, tracing its development through to c.1100. It argues that this remote area of Donegal constituted a tiny kingdom with an association with the pagan god Lug.

9781846823435

2013444527


Paganism--Ireland--Donegal (County)


Donegal (Ireland : County)--History.
Donegal (Ireland : County)--Religion.

DA990.D6 / L3335 2012

941.693 L