Isle of Saints

AuthorJohn Johnson Marshall
SourcePopular Rhymes and Sayings of Ireland
Section Chapter I (3) - Start of Chapter

“Isle of Saints.” For three centuries, from the fifth to the ninth, the civilization of Europe belonged to Ireland, says a German historian. During this period Erinn became an Island of learning, studded with great schools, while Irish missionaries were all over Europe.

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Contents Popular Rhymes and Sayings of Ireland
CategorySocial History

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